The Proboscis Olympics

Most people when they look at the pot-bellied proboscis monkeys, assume that the monkey has nothing better to do all day than drinking beer and sitting around doing nothing on the trees (hence the beer belly).

That is not true, of course. Proboscis monkeys don’t drink beer (although they do like bitter stuff.) The cause of their big belly is all natural, and even Marie France wouldn’t be able to slim them down.

Anyway, Mr Proboscis Monkey (the handsome fellow in the picture above) wants me to dispel the notion that his family all have big butts, and has sent me some pictures of them participating in various popular sports.

So here we go…

Long jump

100m Sprint (on 4 legs)


Swimming (Doggy Paddle)


And for your information, Mr Proboscis Monkey will be participating in the upcoming Borneo Marathon on the 2nd of May. See you there.



  1. ToddCo said,

    June 29, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Hi, I liked your page on proboscis monkeys. I just got back from Malaysian Borneo and found it made an impact on me as well. I wanted to introduce you to my website section devoted to Proboscis Monkeys, which includes my recent 2011 proboscis monkey photography:

    • losttraveller said,

      July 1, 2011 at 8:53 AM

      Thanks Todd. great shots you have there too!

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