Science: Schnozzles for Sea Lions

Comfortably established and drinking hot tea last week in the San Diego Zoo were a pair of proboscis monkeys from Borneo. Roxanne, the female, looks like an ordinary monkey, but Cyrano, the male, has a long, drooping, flexible nose that would make the fortune of a TV comedian. Perhaps Roxanne admires the nose, but it has no use except to give Cyrano's cry a nasal, down-East twang.

Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) are seldom seen outside Borneo. San Diego got its pair through G. Wyman Carroll of New Haven, a free-lance animal dealer who spotted...

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