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    • Macaca fuscata
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    • Japanese Macaque
    • Yakushima Macaque
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Square

What

Japanese macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

sudachi

Date

September 23, 2009 03:09 PM JST

Description

Japanese macaque "monkey"
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Photos / Sounds

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What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

sudachi

Date

October 23, 2011 02:51 AM JST

Description

Macaca fuscata
ニホンザル
Spotted on the side of the road in the Shimokita Peninsula, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. These "Japanese snow monkeys" as they are often called are the most northern non-human primates found on Earth. They are not found to the north in Hokkaido but they are endemic and wild north all the way up to the the Shimokita peninsula at the top of Honshu, the main island of Japan, where they spend harsh freezing winters in bare trees, a remarkable feat of survival.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

ctnash

Date

March 8, 1992 12:00 PM AEST

Description

A troop seen.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

andieang

Date

September 24, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

mrfish33

Date

December 28, 2012

Description

Seen in the Jigokudani Forest Reserve.

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

russ87

Date

July 13, 2013

Place

Mt. Nantai (Google, OSM)

Description

Saw three of them grazing on long grasses about a quarter way up the mountain

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

davidr

Date

May 26, 2013 12:20 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

myerssusan

Date

February 7, 2013 01:48 PM IRKT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

myerssusan

Date

February 7, 2013 01:48 PM IRKT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

justin2

Date

March 7, 2010 07:16 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

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What

snow monkey Macaca fuscata

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 7, 2003

Description

A snow monkey observed in bath at Jigokudani Onsen, Nagano, Japan.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 7, 2003

Description

A wild snow monkey baby in Nagano, Japan.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Japanese macaque (/məˈkɑːk/;Macaca fuscata), is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey because it lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year — no primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. There are two subspecies.

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