The proboscis monkey is named after its impressive nose, which it uses as a resonating chamber to increase the volume of its mating calls. The bigger the nose, the more attractive the mate. Its diet of unripe fruit makes it a pretty gassy primate and this gives it a fairly rotund appearance.
Television presenter Ellie Taylor was the supporter for this big-nosed critter, explaining:
“These guys need our help! They can’t compete with the orangutans, who are really cute, these guys are really hideous…They’ve got massive noses, really ugly willies, and they’re full of farts. I mean come on, that thing needs our help!”