proboscis monkey


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proboscis monkey

n.
A large leaf-eating monkey (Nasalis larvatus) found only on Borneo, having an orange to pink face with a large protruding nose, especially in the male.

proboscis monkey

n
(Animals) an Old World monkey, Nasalis larvatus, of Borneo, with an elongated bulbous nose
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Noun1.proboscis monkey - Borneo monkey having a long bulbous noseproboscis monkey - Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
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Six new bridges will be constructed, including over Sungai Samunsam, in the sanctuary which houses the Proboscis monkey.
She started there by conducting the first ever detailed field study of the proboscis monkey, followed by studies of the effects of hunting and logging on wildlife.
Further status and conservation of proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) have been studied in Sabah state East Malaysia (Sha et.
The proboscis monkey was voted third ugliest animal in the world for having a big nose and can be seen in Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia.
Other candidates in the fight were the proboscis monkey and the Titicaca water frog.
In another, Frank appears as a Proboscis monkey, his face distorted and shriveled as he dazingly grazes on the verdant plant life that surrounds him.
The island is a part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, offering golden sandy beaches, an impressive underwater environment and tropical rainforests that are the original habitat of the orang-utan and the proboscis monkey.
Greenpeace is concerned that the depletion of forests around Lake Sentarum National Park will endanger the water and eco-system in the park, which has a rich wildlife including the proboscis monkey, orangutan and clouded leopard.
Borneo's animal inhabitants include the aptly named three-homed rhinoceros beetle, flying snakes, and the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey.
Plantings in Malaysia will help restore degraded forest within Supu Reserve, habitat for endangered species such as the orangutan, storms stork, Borneon bristlehead, and rare endemic species like the proboscis monkey and Borneon gibbon.
Naked, skin sunburned to an almost purple hue, Frank is shown alone on the beach by day and beneath the stars at night, or as a proboscis monkey, clutching the branch of a succulent jungle plant.
Reportedly the heaviest monkey in the world, the proboscis monkey forms family groups, with lone bachelors often sticking together.