The Japanese macaque is the most northerly surviving nonhuman primate species and is a kind of old-world monkey. Because some of them inhabit regions where snow remains on the ground for extended periods throughout the year, the name “snow monkey” has become common usage to refer to them.
Their fur is long and thick and may be either brown or gray. Their crimson rumps and hairless cheeks stand in stark contrast to their thick coats. Bigger males are more common than smaller females. A macaque’s tail is short, and it has a beard and lengthy whiskers.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No