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    Jumaat, 2 Mei 2014

    Bangkatan, Monyet Belanda

    Proboscis monkey or popularly known as Monyet Belanda is termed BANGKATA in local dialect here. The same species is also commonly foung in Sabah forest swamp and elsewhere in Asian countries. They are commonly sighted during the mangrove fruiting season especially along Punang, Sibaha and Mulam rivers.

    Get our local boys to guide you.


    They live in some coastal areas of Borneo in South East Asia.

    Borneo is the third largest island in the world, and is today shared by three countries: Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah), Indonesia (Kalimantan), and Brunei.
    Proboscis monkeys live in groups of 11-32 and almost exclusively in mangrove forests near fresh water and in lowland rainforests. Areas around HUMAN settlements are completely avoided.

    They are mostly arboreal (tree living) but have been known to leave the trees in order to cross open ground, or pass through nipah palms. They
    can hardly bare captivity; this is the reason why you have never seen them in a zoo or in a circus playing the fools.

    Proboscis monkey have highly specialized dietary needs. Human can't feed them, since their digestive system is quite complicated. Food has to ferment: this is the reason why they have such big bellies.
    They need large protected areas to survive and DEFORESTATION is the main threat to them.
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