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The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is one of the most endangered primates in the world. So endangered in fact, that it was thought to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1989.  It is believed that there are fewer than 200 of these unique primates in the world.

The Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is only found in Vietnam. It is also the country’s largest primate species standing between 51-62 cm tall and weighing between 18-34 lbs.

Its diet consists primarily of leaves and fruits. Which makes sense considering it is exclusively arboreal.

Infants are born with grey fur that gets darker as they age. This is one of many unusual physical characteristics of the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. They also have a broad, flattened face, upturned nose, tufted ears, pale blue rimmed eyes and thick, pink lips.

Like its celebrity look-a-like, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is known for its comical appearance.

Rainn Wilson

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Malayan Sun Bears, are the smallest member of the bear family. They live in the dense lowland forests of Southeast Asia and get their name from the bib-shaped golden or white patch on their chest, which legends say represents the rising sun.

They earned the nickname "dog bear" from their stocky, muscular build, small ears and a short muzzle. Their sleek, short black coat stops them from overheating in the tropical weather and its coarseness provides protection from twigs, branches and rain. 

Ironically, sun bears are nocturnal. They lumber through the forests by night, snacking on fruits, berries, roots, insects, small birds, lizards, and rodents. They have an excellent sense of smell and extremely long claws, exceeding four inches in length. They use these long claws to rip open trees and termite nests. They also have an almost comically long tongue for extracting honey from bee nests, giving them their other nickname, “honey bear.”

The two major threats to sun bears are habitat loss and commercial hunting. They are hunted mainly for their meat and for use in medicines. They are also hunted for their fur and even to sell as exotic pets. Killing of the bear is prohibited by national wildlife laws. However, these laws are rarely enforced.

Like its celebrity look-a-like, the Malayan Sun Bear enjoys some gold bling. 

Michelle Williams

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The little brown bat, scientifically known as the Myotis lucifugus, is known for its glossy brown fur. It has fuzzy hair on its toes and sharp pointed ears. The brown bat is between 3 and 5 inches long, weighs .19 to .34 ounces and has a  wingspan ranging from 9 to 11 inches.

They can be found in most of the United States and Canada. They live along streams and lakes -- where insects are abundant. In the winter, little brown bats form clusters and hibernate in mines and caves. In the spring, they form huge nursery colonies containing around 1,000 bats. They can live anywhere from 20 to 30 years.

Little brown bats are insectivorous and eat a variety of insects such as moths, wasps, beetles, gnats, mosquitoes, midges and mayflies. They can eat 50 percent of their own body weight each evening. Pregnant females and those with pups eat even more insects.

These nocturnal mammals use echolocation to navigate and locate prey. They send out signals and listen for those signals to return. Their sensitive hearing and huge ears help them pinpoint their prey.

Like their celebrity look-a-like, they use their sharp teeth to capture their prey.

Ouch.


Mike Tyson 

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