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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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Researchers studying proboscis monkeys in Malaysia found that males with exaggerated masculine traits, such as big noses, "serve as advertisements to females in mate selection".
There's a river cruise to explore the mangroves and spot proboscis monkeys, a sunset cruise and a trek that ends in a champagne breakfast.
Look out for rare, long-nosed proboscis monkeys (who swim by using their hooters as snorkels) and enjoy a post-river barbecue.
It seems that these include cheek flanges in orangutans, elongated noses on proboscis monkeys, upperlip warts in golden snub-nosed monkeys - and beards on humans.
The predominance frequencies of monkeys in Bukit Selambau showed in this study contradict the results of Panchanathan (2005) who concluded that Proboscis monkeys were not observed in villages and agricultural land.
The river almost had him but Ismael, not looking back, fought his way to the shore where some blue-faced proboscis monkeys with what looked like male genitals stuck to their faces were chattering and staring.
Wildlife spotting starts straight away as guides point out proboscis monkeys, gibbons, exotic birds, fireflies and, at certain times of the year, crocodiles.
Marshall, 2014, Sleeping Site Selection by Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Naturalist Justin Juhun has spent months out here, slowly attempting to gain the trust of a group of proboscis monkeys.
Spend an afternoon sighting proboscis monkeys in Bako National Park, and visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary.
Gaya Island Resort is an ideal launching pad to discover Borneo, which offers idyllic golden sand beaches, diving sites of spectacular underwater havens, ancient tropical rainforests home to many rare species, including orangutans and proboscis monkeys.