Family Feast

ApeArt

BAWDRIP, SOMERSET, United Kingdom

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This is a family of proboscis monkeys. They live in Borneo and nowhere else on earth. They are highly endangered, mainly because the mangrove swamps in which they live are being turned into palm oil plantations. I photographed these amazing animals at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary in Sabah. Twice a day plain pancake and cucumber are left out for the monkeys to supplement their diet. After eating they swing back to the mangrove swamps, still retaining their freedom. This group shows the dominant male surrounded by his harem of wives and children. The male’s nose is so big he has to physically lift it out of the way to eat!

They have webbed feet and are excellent swimmers. They don’t eat sugar and instead eat poisonous leaves which their two gas-filled stomachs are able to digest.

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