One of mom's friends recently moved to Singapore. She is also helping me with my blog and this is very exciting to me to be able to get a photo to post about a real animal in Singapore!
This is a Proboscis Monkey. The only place they can be found in the wild is in Borneo. There are some that live in zoos in other countries, such as in the Singapore Zoo.
These monkeys are on the endangered species list, which is sad, as they are very interesting monkeys. They are most famous for their noses, which grow longer and longer as they get older! They also have very large pot bellies, and make strange honking sounds. My mom's friend said that this particular monkey kept gazing at her with his big beautiful brown eyes, like he wanted to be photographed!
Proboscis Monkeys are threatened with extinction as one of their main predators are humans. People are clearing away their natural habitat making it harder for these monkeys to survive.
I feel sad for these monkeys........I hope they don't become extinct.
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