Japanese Macaques (AKA: Japanese Snow Monkeys) enjoying some time in the onsen (hot spring) at Jigokundai Monkey Park, in Nagano, Japan. These monkeys live here all year long, but only go into the hot springs during the winter months when there is snow on the ground.
The Japanese macaque is the northernmost-living nonhuman primate. It is found on three of the four main Japanese islands: Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu.
The "Snow Monkey", is a terrestrial Old World monkey species that is native to Japan. They get their name "snow monkey" because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year – no other nonhuman primate is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate
Lat: 36.85, Long: 138.32
Spotted on Dec 30, 2018
Submitted on Dec 30, 2018
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