Japanese Macaque

Where can I see the Japanese Macaque

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Steven Diaz
Yamanouchi
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Japan

The Japanese macaque is  a species of Old World monkey that is endemic to Japan. The Japanese macaque has a  brown or greyish coat and a pinkish face. These monkeys are also known as the snow monkey because they live in areas where snowfall is common. Japanese macaques are interesting animals to observe in the wild, as they exhibit many human-like behaviours such as washing themselves and using tools.

If you're interested in seeing Japanese macaques in their natural habitat, the best time to do so is during the winter months when they can often be found sunbathing on the banks of hot springs. Although they are not considered an endangered species, the Japanese macaque is protected by law in Japan and it is illegal to capture or kill one of these beautiful animals.

So if you're planning a trip to Japan, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these fascinating creatures and enjoy watching them in their natural habitat!

Animal population
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Japanese Macaque

Fact 1

The Japanese Macaque is also called the snow monkey

Fact 2

Japanese Macaque are excellent swimmers

Fact 3

Unlike the majority of animals, they was their food before eating it

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