Oct 12, 2006

No Accounting for Taste

Spluch posted on this photo and dug up some interesting factoids about the proboscis monkey. For instance: both sexes have prominent noses, with the male's being larger. Females seek out males with larger schnozes, and the sentiment is returned. Small nosed she-monkeys need not climb this boy's tree.

What evolutionary advantage does the large nose offer these primates? I have no idea. Then again, what does a desire to eat dirt offer my toddler? Who knows. There is just no accounting for taste.


Thanks for the photo, Spluch.

14 comments:

Kelly said...

Haha, that's interesting. I'm not sure what his nose reminds me of... maybe a kidney or something. All I know is I wanna squeeze it because it feels like it would make a funny sound... =D Who's with me?

Raging Wombat said...

I imagine that he would make a funny sound if you squeezed his nose. So would you, after he bit off some of your digits.

Nic said...

I would have to agree with raging wombat. Hilarious.

Draya said...

It's Jimmy Durante reincarnated! Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha!

Anonymous said...

hmm.. so size does count..

Anonymous said...

proboscis monkey? i don't think so. scrotum monkey is more like it.

Raging Wombat said...

That is an ape I hope to never encounter.

Anonymous said...

I actually find it quite cute~ <3

Anonymous said...

Looks like my former wife!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the other monkeys would make fun of the Proboscis monkeys.
I think they look like sweet creatures.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the comments on this thread, I'd say the other monkeys are making fun of the Proboscis monkey...

Raging Wombat said...

That last one stings! Ouch.

Anonymous said...

Barbra Streisand's hairy twin?

Gena said...

i have worked with proboscis monkeys, this is a terrible picture!!! they are very adorable and loving, they love swimming, horse play, hugs, and kisses. i would give my life to save these creatures, dont be cruel!!!!!

~Proboscis Monkey luver <3!