Macaque Washes Its Food

February 15, 2012 by staff 

Macaque Washes Its Food, The Japanese macaque ( Macaca fuscata), historically known as saru (“monkey”), but now known as Nihonzaru (Nihon “Japan” + saru) to distinguish it from other primates, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan.

It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey from the fact that 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, a red face, and a short tail. There are two subspecies

An introduced free-ranging population has been living near Laredo, Texas since 1972.

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