Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Now That's a Shnoz

Oh boy....these are too weired even to begin to describe. You have to follow this link to see the “20+ Weirdest and Ugliest-Looking Animals on Earth”. I’ve included the brief synopsis on my favorite:

The Proboscis monkey

The Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is one of the world's unusual monkeys. Locally, it is also known as the “Dutchman Monkey.” This species inhibits particularly in the mangrove forests, swamps, and lowland riparian forests in Borneo. It has a very large protruding nose, with the male being distinctive much larger and heavier than the female. Apart from this large nose, it also has a bright red, visible penis and black scrotum. Generally, its upper body may either in pale grayish yellow or reddish brown in color. When it gets excited or angry, its nose will swell and turn red. Its infant is born with black fur and a vivid blue face.

This looks like a Warner Brothers cartoon from the 1940’s. You’d almost think this is an April Fools Day joke if it weren’t real. Enjoy!

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