Friday, June 15, 2007

PROBOSCIS MONKEY Nasalis larvatus

It has large protruding nose and big belly.Male can grow to around to 75 cm and female to around 60 cm.Female prefer males with big nose.They live in mangrove swamps and along riverine forests.Feed on fruits,seeds,and leaves.Arboreal and amphibious.Can be seen at Sukau, Kinabatangan,and Klias river.Endangered.Placed under Appendix I of CITES list of endangered species

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