Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques: Mother with Baby

Japanese Macaques: Mother with Baby

 

Located about six hours northwest of Tokyo, nestled in Yamanouchi, Nagano, the Jigokudani Monkey Park is a semi-wild primate sanctuary. The Japanese Macaques are very calm creatures that roam freely around the park, playing with each other, grooming each other, munching on bananas, and indulging in the natural hot water spring in the center of the park.  This Friday’s photo is of a mother macaque cuddling with her baby, contentedly taking in the day’s sun. If you love primates and have some time in Japan, the park is definitely an unforgettable experience.

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