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June 5, 2015

Leading The Eye Away From Your Worst Feature… Um…To Where?

Filed under: Activities,Apenheul,PHOTOGRAPHY,THE NETHERLANDS — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Family Kiwidutch were visiting Arpenheul monkey zoo on a cold winter’s day in 2013.

We have been warming up by viewing some of the monkeys who are preferring to stay indoors and then entertaining ourselves by getting as close to the ones who want to stay outside too.

In the corner of one of the well heated enclosures was an monkey that was sitting in the glass fronted window.

He drew instant laughter from our children because he had not only a long face but also very long hooked nose that made him completely comical.

In fact Himself and I joked that God  must have been in a very strange mood when this monkey was created. The monkey we were looking at is called the Proboscis monkey” or  “long-nosed monkey”.

There were two halves to this  viewing window and when this monkey moved from the first window to the second he changed his sitting pose, choosing this time to face us full on with his legs fully apart, giving us a full frontal view of the “full Monty”.

Our innocent kids were still  completely unaware, laughing and making comments about the “poor monkey’s ugly nose” but Himself and I couldn’t fail to notice something very noticeable a little further down.

A bright red penis, which Himself jokingly whispered into my ear must have been necessary distraction for this monkey to make himself more alluring to the lady apes. It certainly raised our eyebrows! I know that if you have one physical feature that isn’t your best attribute, then stylists always advise to draw attention away from it by emphasising something else that you are happy with. This monkey seems to be taking that idea a little too far!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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