Kingdom : Animalia
                         Class : Mammalia
                      Family : Cercopithecidae
       Scientific Name : Nasalis larvatus

                      Colour : Orange, Tan, Red,
                                      Brown, White, Grey
                 Skin Type : Fur
                     Size(H) : 53cm - 76cm 
                                      (21in - 30in)
                     Weight : 7kg - 22kg 
                                      (15lbs - 48lbs)

               Top Speed : 24km/h (15mph)
                Life Span : 15 - 20 years
Distinctive Feature : Long, fleshy nose
                                    and swollen stimach
                 Fun Fact : Natively found on 
                                     the island of Borneo!
  1. Proboscis monkeys are medium-sized primates found in the Bornean rainforests only.
  2. Distinctively, the male proboscis monkeys have long, fleshy nose and large stomachs which appear to be swollen.
  3. Their protruding nose grows with age and the nose is supposed to attract females for mating.
  4. They have a long tail that is almost the same length as their body and helps them in balancing while leaping through the trees.
  5. The male proboscis monkeys are much larger than their female counterparts.
  6. They inhabit the coastal mangroves, lowland rainforests, riverine forests and mangrove swamps with plenty of fresh water.
  7. They are excellent swimmers and travel to deep areas to escape from predators and to find food
  8. They are the largest mammals to inhabit the canopies that are so high above the ground.
  9. They are arboreal animals, spending most of their lives on trees.
  10. They are social animals living in troops comprising 2-30 members with a dominant male, females and their young.
  11. The males defend their troops whereas the females look for food and care for the young.
  12. The females give birth to a single infant after a 5.5-month gestation.
  13. The infant is looked after by its mother and the other female monkeys in the troop for the first year.
  14. They are omnivores, but have a diet that predominantly comprises leaves and occasionally other plant material and insects.
  15. Their stomachs appear swollen as they are mostly full because of slow digestion and also as it is made up of chambers.
  16. Interestingly, their large nose, which could also hang over their mouth, grows red and swollen when they are excited or angry.
  17. Due to habitat loss they are an endangered species.

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