JUNGLE TROOPERS

Artist's Description

The proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) or long-nosed monkey ~ known as the bekantan in Malay ~ is a reddish-brown arboreal 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 a similarly large belly and nose.

Proboscis monkeys belong to the Colobinae subfamily of the Old World monkeys ~ maybe we should still think and embrace some of the lifestyles of the ‘Old World’ ~ rather than racing too far ahead with modernities!

Artwork Comments

  • Tracy66
  • NICK COBURN PHILLIPS
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