Fauna | Pondering of the Japanese Macaque

 In Fauna

“Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.”

Malcolm de Chazal

The Japanese Macaque also known as the snow monkeys, are one of the most beautiful monkey species I have seen. It might be due to the red face making them seemed like they are wearing a mask. They are terrestrial Old World monkey species and they live in snow climate which covers the ground for months each year. It is interesting that nature created them in such a way that their brown-grey fur compliments the snow and yet that red face makes them stand out from their surroundings.

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