Fine art illustration of a Proboscis Monkey. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Proboscis Monkey was completed on 6.20.2011. I realized I have greatly neglected our primate relatives. Before this drawing, I had only completed a handful of apes and monkeys. I realize the selection of this rare Old World monkey might seem a little odd and obscure, but when I get it into my head that this is the animal I want to draw, there's little chance I'm going to change my mind. The drawing is based on a photo by Truus & Zoo
The Proboscis Monkey - also called the Long-Nosed Monkey or Bekantan in Malay - is a endangered, Old World Monkey native to the lowland rainforests, mangrove swamps and riparian forests of Borneo in Southeast Asia. The monkey gets its name from the pronounced and obvious nose, which is thought to be used to attract females. They are large appendages, growing up to seven inches long. Females also have large noses, but not nearly as large as the males. The males are also much larger than the females, growing to weigh about 50 pounds (24 kg.) Due to habitat loss and poaching, these primates are considered endangered in the wild.