Japanese macaque

Fancy a long afternoon in the Jacuzzi with family and friends? You could be a Japanese macaque!

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.


Population est.
Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku

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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