If you don’t like monkeys then move along as this post is utterly devoted to the furry little fleabags.
It’s just lots more snaps of the snow monkeys to be found at the monkey park in Arashiyama….
Whether huddled in family groups picking fleas off babies to sitting aloofly in the trees shooting vaguely contemptuous glares at the tourists below, they have a lot of personality!
This lil baby gets the crowd cooing with its teeny tiny hands and quizzical face.
While this little fella enjoys some peaceful time out by the water.
The Japanese macaque, also known as the snow monkey, is a monkey species that is native to Japan.
They get their name “snow monkey” because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year – no other nonhuman primate is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate.
The Japanese macaque is a very intelligent, sociable species that have unusual behaviours, including bathing together in hot springs and rolling snowballs for fun.
Also, in recent studies, the Japanese macaque has been found to develop different accents, like humans 🙂