May 3, 2006

Big Nose Revisited

I know I recently did a post on the proboscis monkey, but I stumbled across this photo and had to share it. Here is a quote about this primate:

"The male's [noses] are so large that they hang down over their mouths, reminding one of the old comic, Jimmy Durante. Sometimes they have to push it out of the way before putting something in their mouth. Their noses swell and turn red when they become excited or angry. They also make loud honking sounds as a warning when they sense danger, which make their noses stand out straight." -

I'm glad human noses don't behave in the same way.

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Kelly Lindsay said...


Raging Wombat said...

I thought he looked familiar!