what is the name of the monkeys that hang out in hot tubs?



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    Japanese Macaques! They’re also known as snow monkeys, and are often seen bathing in the hot springs heated by the Shiga Kogen volcano, near Nagano, Japan. They are located throughout Japan, from the subtropical forests to the mountains.

    Here’s an image, from National Geographic:


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    The “snow monkey,” Japanese macaque, are commonly seen wading through steamy hot tubs.  On their website, National Geograohic has an interesting atricle pertaining to these monkeys and their behavior.  They propose that back in the 1950s the monkeys followed the lead of the humans and jumped in the warm water to combat the harsh weather.

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