A Monkey’s Respite From the Snow

japanese snow monkeysThe Japanese macaque, commonly referred to as the Japanese snow monkey, is renown throughout its homeland (and the rest of the world, for that matter) for being the coldest-dwelling primate on the entire planet. No other monkey lives more northward than the snow monkey, but the cold weather doesn’t seem to faze it much, as it does not alter its habitat over a little snow. Although Japanese macaques live in a variety of climates in three of the main islands of Japan, there is one particular group that resides in the Jigokudani Monkey Park on the island of Honshu that has adopted a very posh way to combat the frigid temperatures. Check out this delightful footage of Japanese snow monkeys catching a little respite from the snow and ice of winter.


Image via spDuchamp

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