Fugly Friday: Proboscis Monkey
If you think that your nose is a bit over-sized for your face, you haven't seen a proboscis monkey. This fugly primate has an epic schnozzola that hangs lower than its mouth and has none of the useful traits of an elephant's trunk or an anteater's snout.
In addition to the unbelievable nose, the monkey possesses a beer belly that would put any self-respecting redneck to shame. These traits exist in both males and females, though the female is smaller. They are one of the largest species of monkey and make their home on the island of Borneo.
The monkey is considered endangered due to loss of habitat and hunting. No doubt mating can also be a challenge. To think that we humans have issues with where the noses go is almost laughable in comparison.
Laurie Kay Olson
Animal News Blogger