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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Borneo’s Proboscis Monkeys

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Borneo is home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world. Various unique and endangered animals call this mystical island home. One of the best places to witness these rare animals in their natural habitat is along the Kinabatangan River in Malaysia. The river is one of the few remaining wildlife sanctuaries left in Borneo. I encountered all kinds of intriguing animals and distinctive plant life while exploring the area. Some of the most eccentric animals I came across were the proboscis monkeys. These strange looking creatures are often known for their long noses and unique reddish brown color. Here is a photo of a female proboscis monkey perched high up in a tree. Female proboscis monkeys have much shorter snots compared to their male counterparts, but they still look just as bizarre in their own unique way.