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Old World Monkey
Alternative names: Nasalis larvatus, Long-nosed monkey, Bekantan, Monyet belanda, Orang belanda
Where in the world? Indonesia, particularly on the island of Borneo
Habitat: Mangrove, swamp and riverine forests (lowland habitats near water)
Diet: Leaves, fruits, flowers, insects, seeds and bark
Size: 21 to 30 inches long
Weight: 33 to 66 pounds
Average lifespan: Up to 25 years
Conservation status: Endangered
The word proboscis refers to the elongated nose found in animals. Indeed, both male and female proboscis monkeys have large noses. The males, however, have much bigger ones that can grow up to nearly four inches long and hang past their mouths.
Proboscis monkeys are also called monyet belanda or orang belanda by the locals, which means, ”Dutch monkey” or ”Dutchman”. This was likening the monkeys to the Dutch colonizers of Indonesia who were considered to have large noses and big bellies.
Taken from IP Factly’s 25 Awesome Apes & Monkeys
YouTube video playlist
Details of the videos featured are underneath.
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- World’s Weirdest – Proboscis Monkeys by NatGeoWild
- Proboscis monkey – Wild Indonesia – BBC
- Proboscis Monkey: Big Noses of Borneo Trailer by LongtailNet
- Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary by JP Lawrence
- babies Proboscis Monkeys playing in Borneo by proboscismonkeys