proboscis monkey


: a large long-tailed monkey (Nasalis larvatus) of Bornean forests that has a large nose which is long and pendulous in adult males

Examples of proboscis monkey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Squidward fell in love with a baboon, out would come something like the proboscis monkey. Discover Magazine, 8 Jan. 2024 About 1,400 proboscis monkeys live in the mangroves of Balikpapan Bay, or 5% of the total population in Borneo, according to a coalition of local civil society groups. Richaldo Hariandja, NBC News, 8 Apr. 2023 The proboscis monkey is listed as an endangered species on the IUCN Red List. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2022 While the proboscis monkey is one of the largest simians found in Asia, the most noteworthy characteristic of this species is certainly its bulbous nose. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 18 May 2022 Our side trip afterward, to a second reserve, which houses indigenous proboscis monkeys, is way cooler. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2018 Participants will meet in Jakarta, Indonesia, followed by immersion in the wild that includes paddling canoes into the Bornean swamp, home to proboscis monkeys and orangutans. Anne Harnagel,, 9 July 2018 There, guests have the opportunity to experience native culture and observe wildlife such as proboscis monkeys and hornbills while spending nights aboard the Rahai’i Pangun Houseboat. Phil Marty,, 2 July 2018 But swimming isn't fun and games for proboscis monkeys. National Geographic, 11 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of proboscis monkey was in 1793

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“Proboscis monkey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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