Soak with Snow Monkeys in Japan
Snow monkeys, also known as Japanese macaques, really know how to live. Unlike their primate counterparts, these little mountain dwellers spend their afternoons relaxing in bubbling hot tubs. No other primate, with the exception of humans, lives in a colder climate, so they deserve a good steam. Tourists can spot these endangered bathing monkeys at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park, in the heart of Japan’s hot springs country. Amazingly human-like, snow monkeys can make more than 30 vocalizations and a wide range of facial expressions. They are a popular tourist attractions among foreigners and among the Japanese, who see the macaques as a symbol of success and good fortune.
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