The weird yet wonderful

What do you think of when you hear Rainforest? The towering canopy. The gorgeous creatures of the forest. Jaguars, birds of paradise and butterflies the size of your head.

But this is wrong. In an aesthetically obsessed world we must not forget the less fortunate. Those beasts that not only fell out of the ugly tree, but hit every single branch, twig and sprig on the way down.

So brought to you by Cool Earth, we have three of the most genetically unfortunate creatures. Marvel at their oddness, thank the good lord you don't look like that (commiserations if you do) and, more importantly, appreciate the sheer abundance of weirdness all you Adventurists are busy saving.

So introducing you to;

What do you think of when you hear Rainforest? The towering canopy. The gorgeous creatures of the forest. Jaguars, birds of paradise and butterflies the size of your head.

But this is wrong. In an aesthetically obsessed world we must not forget the less fortunate. Those beasts that not only fell out of the ugly tree, but hit every single branch, twig and sprig on the way down.

So brought to you by Cool Earth, we have three of the most genetically unfortunate creatures. Marvel at their oddness, thank the good lord you don't look like that (commiserations if you do) and, more importantly, appreciate the sheer abundance of weirdness all you Adventurists are busy saving.

So introducing you to;

The Probiscus monkey, so called as he has a schlong for a nose

Red pointy shclong and black nut-sack? You know how to spoil a girl

The Proboscis Monkey

It is the male of this species we find particularly offensive. That fleshy, pendulous nose is actually used to attract a mate. Yep, that’s what floats the female’s boat. The bigger the better and, as it can reach ¼ of its body length, it can get very big indeed. It also has a red penis with a black scrotum but we think this sounds kind of cool, like a flashy sports car.

The Philippine Tarsier: perpetually surprised

The Philippine Tarsier (L)

On paper these guys should be cute. Big round eyes and it could fit in the palm of your hand. But something doesn’t work. It’s the eyes. They are way too big. In fact, they positively bulbous and are larger than its brain.

 

Aye Aye, who wouldn't love a face like this?

The Aye Aye (R)

This doesn’t need much explanation. They are endangered. They are endangered because the locals of Madagascar consider them an evil omen and kill them on sight. Looking at this, you can kind of see where they are coming from.

Until next time,

Kitty and the Cool Earth Team