Japanese macaque

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Japanese macaque
Scientific classification
Binomial name
Macaca fuscata

Macaca fuscata fuscata
Macaca fuscata yakui

Japanese macaque range

The Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), also known as the snow monkey, is a monkey that lives in the high mountains of the island of Honshū in Japan. They live in below-zero temperatures, and they like to warm themselves 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". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. Blue Planet, Level 5 by Dinorah Pous P.64