Mothers Warmth - Snow Monkey Japan
The Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) is a monkey species native to northern Japan, and is the most northern-living non-human primate, surviving winter temperatures of below -15 °C. They have brown-gray fur, a red face, hands and bottom, and a short tail - and often seem remarkably human like, as they sit bathing in hot minerals springs.
The Japanese macaque , historically known as ''saru'' , but now known as ''Nihonzaru'' to distinguish it from other primates, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey because it lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year — no primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. There are two subspecies.
I love it Posted 10 years ago
On a little side note, in the serie I learned that these monkeys run a very polarized society: the elite is allowed to bath in the hot water whilst the rest is freezing to death on the edge. Posted 10 years ago