You Scratch My Back...

ApeArt

BAWDRIP, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

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These are the wonderful proboscis monkey. I love visiting them in Borneo. They have two stomachs which are full of gas in order to digest the poisonous leaves which they eat. The poison from the leaves used to be used in blowpipes. These fantastic animals only live in Borneo. People have tried to keep them in zoos, but they get depressed and won’t eat.

This is a young proboscis monkey grooming an alpha male, who had lots of wives (lucky thing). Maybe the reason they have lots of wives is the fact that they have an almost permanently erect penis! It is skinny and red, and the locals call it the red chilli! Apparently it used to be eaten as an aphrodisiac…

Taken with Nikon D90 and 80-400mm lens

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