The Proboscis Monkey
is a larger monkey
weighing between 7 to 22 kilograms
, with the lower-end of that range for females
, and males
taking up the upper-end of that range. They have webbed
hands that are adapted for swimming
. The Proboscis Monkey
is known to be a very skilled swimmer. They have a large bulbous nose
, with males having larger noses as well.
Scientific Name: Nasalis larvatus..
Habitat: They live on the island of Borneo. Their habitat is in the Mangrove trees and around the Mangrove swamps of this island..
Diet: The Proboscis Monkey is a foliovore, eating mainly the shoots and leaves of the Mangrove tree. .
Social Organization: Males and females live together in groups, but some groups consisting of only males exist as well..
Wacky Trivia: Once someone sees a Proboscis Monkey, they probably never forget its large Tip O'Neil like nose..