Japanese macaque

The only nonhuman primate in Japan

The Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata,is also known as the snow monkey. It is a tough monkey that lives in the high mountains of the island of Honshū in Japan. There are two things that make these monkeys different from other primates: they live in below-zero temperatures, and they like to warm themselves and relax in hot springs.

Japanese macaque
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Scientific classification
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Binomial name
Macaca fuscata
Subspecies

Macaca fuscata fuscata
Macaca fuscata yakui

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Japanese macaque range

DietEdit

Macaques eat fruit, flowers, seeds, bark, leaves, shrimp, and insects.[2]

Weight and physical appearanceEdit

Macaques weigh around 12 kilograms and can grow up to 70cm. They have short tails.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Watanabe, K & Tokita, K. (2008). "Macaca fuscata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Blue Planet, Level 5 by Dinorah Pous P.64