Japanese macaque

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Japanese macaque
Macaca fuscata fuscata1.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
Binomial name
Macaca fuscata
Subspecies

Macaca fuscata fuscata
Macaca fuscata yakui

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Japanese macaque range

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 themseves and relax in hot springs.

Diet[change | change source]

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

Weight and physical appearance[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Watanabe, K & Tokita, K. (2008). Macaca fuscata. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 4 January 2009.
  2. Blue Planet, Level 5 by Dinorah Pous P.64