Japan – Snow Monkeys

Japanese Macaques groom each other to maintain social relationships within the group.
Snow monkey relaxing in the warm hot spring water.
Monkey getting groomed by a younger group member.
Monkey portrait.
Not all the monkeys love the warm water. Some go in, some just stay somewhere around the hot springs.
Small snow monkey
Grooming is a way for monkeys to form and maintain bonds within their group.
A thick fur protects the monkeys against the cold.
Snow Monkey scratching his toes.
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