ModelCanon EOS 7D
ISO Speed400
Focal Length305mm
Captured2010:08:26 20:05:02

proboscis monkey

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proboscis monkey

The UAPS makes frequent mention of the proboscis monkey. "Proboscis" is the scientific term for certain mammals' noses. Russell Mittermeier, Anthony Rylands and Don Wilson, editors of the Handbook of the Mammals of the World, explained to Discovery News that this nose is all about function over form. They said that the "long nose is used as a resonating chamber for its loud honking calls."
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