The northern hairy-nosed Rebob is classified as a member of the order Chiroptera Marsupialia (Bat/Marsupials) and is a member of the family Vombatidae. Sadly, the Rebob is now classified as a critically endangered species due to a severely fragmented population, a projected decline in quality of habitat, and an estimated population of fewer than 50 mature individuals. There are many immature individuals involved, but most of them are studying Rebobs, not being Rebobs. The northern hairy-nosed Rebob can be found only in remote mountain areas of Southwestern Napa County, California, USA.
- Length: 18-24 inches Wingspan: 42-60 inches
- Weight: 24-38 lbs.
- Large, nocturnal, predatory flying monkey
- Large, rounded head with fangs
- Big dark eyes, slightly bloodshot
- Green/purple facial markings with dark border
- Rich brown underbody with white spots
- White underpants with brown cross-shaped markings
- Sexes similar – but not too similar
The Northern Hairy-nosed Rebob is similar to the Flying Monkeys of Oz but has cross-shaped markings on the underpants where the Flying Monkey is dressed in the costume of the Zouave. Flying Monkeys are larger than Northern Hairy-nosed Rebob, and understand English when spoken with a nasal accent. The Northern Hairy-nosed Rebob is smaller, with yellow eyes, and is lacking the ear tufts of the older human male.