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8) Other monkeys may choose trees that offer safety for other reasons. The proboscis monkey of southeast Asia sleeps in trees near water. This discourages the approach of predators from the ground. A group of monkeys sits high in a bare tree.
Notes:A group of monkeys sits high in a bare tree.
Scientific name: Nasalis larvatus
proboscis -- pro-BOSS-is
Question for younger students: What predators approach from the ground? From the air?
Photo © by: Diana Mossman

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