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Protecting A female Proboscus Monkey prepares to protect her baby from the attention of other females at the Proboscus Monkey Sanctuary in Malaysia Geotagged,Malaysia,Nasalis larvatus,Primates,Proboscis monkey,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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A female Proboscus Monkey prepares to protect her baby from the attention of other females at the Proboscus Monkey Sanctuary in Malaysia

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The proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, known as the ''bekantan'' in Malay, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. It belongs in the monotypic genus ''Nasalis'', although the pig-tailed langur has traditionally also been included in this genus.

The monkey also goes by the Malay name ''monyet belanda'' , or even ''orang belanda'' , as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and.. more

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by RDodd
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Uploaded Mar 31, 2015. Captured Mar 17, 2015 17:43 in Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS), 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • NIKON D3200
  • f/5.6
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO720
  • 300mm