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Proboscis monkey

Does the name Jimmy Durante ring a bell? If not, no matter: it’s as clear as the nose on your face why this male monkey of Borneo’s forests made our list. To add insult to injury, infants are born with bright blue faces. Speculation is that the big nose is what attracts females. They are listed as “endangered” because their habitat is being cleared for timber.

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