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  • German
    • Rotgesichtsmakake
    • Schneeaffe
    • Japanmakak
  • Scientific Names
    • Macaca fuscata
  • English
    • Japanese Macaque
    • Yakushima Macaque
    • snow monkey
  • French
    • Macaque Japonais
  • Spanish
    • Macaca Japonesa
  • Japanese Transliterated Katakana
    • Nihonzaru
  • Portuguese
    • Macaco-do-japão
  • Japanese
    • ニホンザル

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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ianbohn

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February 28, 2013

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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harumkoh

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July 10, 2016 02:08 PM JST

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I saw a monkey jumping from trees to trees. no photos.

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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yuchingtam

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April 29, 2012 12:22 PM HKT

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gaby7

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June 17, 2016 06:57 PM PDT

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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conuropsis

Date

April 20, 2008

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Seen in the first driveway on the right after getting on the road to the Nikko Kirifuri Ice Arena from the Rte. 169/Marumi intersection. The location is just northwest of the Hotel Casual Euro.

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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jakob

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December 8, 2015 06:37 PM CET

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Habituated but free-ranging monkeys being studied by Kyoto University.

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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yaofong_tsao

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October 13, 2015

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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kvnc

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October 11, 2014 11:24 AM NCT

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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wendy5

Date

April 11, 2015

Description

A herd of Japanese macaque scrambled about on the hillside. We saw about 25, including many babies, from the window of the bus, but the driver wouldn't let us get out of the bus because they can be aggressive with people (who have fed them).

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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codyhough

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October 29, 2011

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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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sudachi

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September 23, 2009 03:09 PM JST

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Japanese macaque "monkey"
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Japanese Macaque Macaca fuscata

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sudachi

Date

October 23, 2011 02:51 AM JST

Description

Macaca fuscata
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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.

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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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