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    • Macaca fuscata
  • English
    • Japanese Macaque
    • Yakushima Macaque
    • snow monkey
  • French
    • Macaque
    • Macaque Japonais
  • Spanish
    • Macaca Japonesa
  • Japanese
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Recent observations

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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

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No photos or sounds

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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myerssusan

Date

February 7, 2013 01:48 PM IRKT

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No photos or sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

myerssusan

Date

February 7, 2013 01:48 PM IRKT

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What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

justin2

Date

March 7, 2010 07:16 PM EST

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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.

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What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 7, 2003

Description

A wild snow monkey baby in Nagano, Japan.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Japanese monkeys Macaca fuscata

Observer

johngcramer

Date

April 9, 2004

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

Observer

johngcramer

Date

December 7, 2003

Description

Japanese snow monkies (Japanese Macaque) observed on the roof of the inn, and around the area of the bath.

Hundreds of them live on the hillside in this mountainous area near the Korakukan Ryokan (a Japanese inn where I stayed).

I saw them moving in small groups of 2 - 6 animals in the area between the river and the mountains.

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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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