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The Maroon Leaf Monkey: photo from Christian ArtusoThe Maroon Leaf Monkey is found on the southeast Asian island of Borneo and the nearby smaller Karimata. They mostly live in forests at altitudes below 2,000 m. They feed on leaves, seeds and fruits and are equipped with a large, chambered stomach like a cow, which allows them to digest their fibrous food. They avoid sweet, ripe fruit because the sugars disrupt the delicate balance of their complex stomachs. They live in bands of 2 to 13 individuals, led by a dominant male, and spend nearly all their time in the trees. They have broad, dark-colored faces with wide, expressive eyes and average between 6.2 to 6.3 kilograms. They are highly territorial and will challenge any intruders within their home range. Males emit a loud call to demarcate their territory and warn rivals. This species is under some pressure from hunting and habitat loss, but they are still quite common throughout their range. They are protected by law throughout Malaysian Borneo.


Home Invasion Encore - Donal Mahoney A small prayer can often remove the minor sins

What is Best - Ken Poyner The price on your life might depend on how you spend it

Buy the Noise - Rick Edelstein The change to the ebook format can be maddening

Public Executions - Linda Imbler The slippery slope of crime and punishment rebounds on the lawmaker

Medusa Returns - Titus Green American politics has drawn a lot of attention lately, but this model of the president is both old and very new

Games People Play - Mileva Anastasiadou Sometimes we need a view into both sides to make sense of a senseless situation

Dystopia Now: Doublethink in the 21st Century - Andrew Jury What is the attraction of an apocalypse and how does that affect our political process?

The Mexican in the Bathroom - Weldon H. Sandusky How do we measure mental illness when the culture is equally socially ill? [This is the fifth in a series of installments - Issues Eighteen to Twenty-Five]

Dove - Jeff Fleischer The story of Noah is not so iconic that is doesn't need a fresh avian point of view

Circumcision and Zyklon B - Whit Young Imagining Heaven rarely has to do with just punishment




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