Japanese Macaque
Macaca fuscata

1/800 s at f9, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 70-200mm at 92mm


"Japanese Macaque," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
Nagano, Japan
 
02/21/2012