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Snow Monkey
Name: Snow Monkey or Japanese Macaque, Family cercopithecidae

Description: Primate. Brown to grey fur, with a red face and bottom, and a short tail.

Location: Japan

Special Features:

  • Thick winter coat, light summer coat
  • Migrate with the season
  • Most northerly-living non-human primate
  • Wash food before eating it
  • Diurnal
  • Spend most of time in trees
  • Live in groups
  • Males tend to be transient
  • Live up to 30 years in wild
  • Diet: Shoots, leaves, insects, fruit, and nuts

    Neat Fact: As a Snow Monkey ages, his face and backside turn darker red.

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