5 Interesting Facts About Proboscis Monkeys

Here is a male proboscis monkey.  I don't know what the girls see in him.

Here is a male proboscis monkey. I don’t know what the girls see in him.

One of the funniest animals in the world is the proboscis monkey.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. Only the males have the big nose that they are known for.  Their nose is thought to attract females as it makes their calls louder.
  2. Baby proboscis monkeys are born with black fur and a bright blue face.
  3. They are excellent swimmers and have partially webbed feet.
  4. Proboscis monkeys live in forests near rivers and mostly eat young leaves.  They also eat fruit, seeds and flowers.
  5. This endangered species is only found on the island of Borneo, where loss of habitat making it hard for them to survive.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about proboscis monkeys?

Similar species:

Bald-Headed Uakaris

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