Wolf day! More than a year has passed since last encounter with this male. So very happy to see him safe and healthy. We are still blessed to have wolves within Jasper National Park. Please DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE! The sad fact that there are no wolves left in Banff right now, should be a strong enough reminder of how reckless human behaviour effects precious animals. #preservewildlife#wolf#greywolf#animalplanet#wild#wildlifelover#natgeowild
Another wildlife nature #travel pic from this year’s South East Asia trip. Male Proboscis Monkey high up in the trees surveys the river below. Picture taken river safari on The Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Malaysia. Blog post on these travels will follow very soon.
ABOUT THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY
It may seem hard to believe, but male proboscis monkeys use their fleshy, pendulous noses to attract mates. Scientists think these outsize organs create an echo chamber that amplifies the monkey’s call, impressing females and intimidating rival males.
Habitat and Behaviour
Proboscis monkeys are endemic to the jungles of Borneo, never straying far from the island’s rivers, coastal mangroves, and swamps. They are a highly arboreal species and will venture onto land only occasionally to search for food. They live in organized harem groups consisting of a dominant male and two to seven females and their offspring. Various groups often congregate near water at night to sleep.
Threats to Survival
Unfortunately, Borneo’s most threatened landscapes are home to these highly specialized primates. The rampant clearing of the region’s rain forests for timber, settlement, and oil palm plantations has depleted huge tracts of their habitat.
Source: National Geographic