Japanese Macaque (Snow Monkey)
Old World Monkey
Habitat is unspecified but they have been recorded to inhabit subtropical to subalpine, deciduous, broadleaf and evergreen forests.
- Head and Body length: male – 535-607 mm; female – 472-601 mm
- Tail length: male – 81-124 mm; female – 72-103 mm
- Weight: male – 11.0-18.0 kg; female – 8.3-18.0 kg
Coats are brown to gray, faces and bottoms are red, a short tail.
Includes fruit, seeds, snails, leaves, bark, eggs, fungi and crayfish.
Diurnal, arboreal and terrestrial, strong swimmers, live in groups of 40 to 194 individuals with females out numbering males, males switch groups every 2 to 4 years, females have a strict hierarchy that is passed down to their offspring.
Major threats include deforestation and hunting in response to claims of agricultural damage.
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