Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey
The Proboscis Monkey lives primarily on the island of Borneo with a population of 7,000. The species is endangered. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/proboscis-monkey/ http://a-z-animals.com/animals/proboscis-monkey/
The Proboscis Monkey is exclusively native to the jungles of Borneo, never staying far from the island's rivers, coastal mangroves, and swamps. They are highly arboreal species and will venture onto land only occasionally to search for food. They live in organized harem groups consisting of a dominant male and two to seven females and their offspring.
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Proboscis Monkeys started began to disappear rapidly 30-40 years ago. The primary reason was deforestation of the precious mangrove forests. Mangroves grow on the borders of rivers and seas. Humans deforest the trees and keep the roots to make shrimp pools.
"Proboscis Monkey-Endangered Animals List-Our Endangered Animals | KONICA MINOLTA." Proboscis Monkey-Endangered Animals List-Our Endangered Animals | KONICA MINOLTA. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.
"Proboscis Monkeys, Proboscis Monkey Pictures, Proboscis Monkey Facts -- National Geographic." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.
"World's Weirdest - Proboscis Monkeys." YouTube. N.p., 11 July 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.
The Proboscis Monkey's population is declining and only CITES is taking action. CITES is limiting and in the near future trying to prohibit deforestation of the mangrove forests.

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