The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) 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. The monkey also goes by the Malay name monyet belanda ("Dutch monkey"), or even orang belanda ("Dutchman"), as Indonesians remarked that the Dutch colonisers often had similarly large bellies and noses.
(The Saiga is a critically endangered antelope which originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone from the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia. The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis.) * * STEE-RANGE !
This unusual animal from the Ituri rainforest of Africa looks like it is kin to a zebra, but it is actually a relative of the giraffe. The Okapi has a prehensile tongue like the giraffe for stripping leaves from the underbrush, has great hearing, and is very wary of humans.
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