Kingdom : Animalia
                  Class : Mammalia
               Family : Cercopithecidae
Scientific Name : Macaca fuscata

               Colour : Brown, Grey
          Skin Type : Fur
              Size(H) : 80cm - 95cm (31.5 - 37.5)
              Weight : 5kg - 14kg (11lbs - 31lbs)

          Life Span : 25 - 32 years
           Fun Fact : Has cheek pouches for 
                              storing food
  1. Japanese Macaque is a species of medium-sized monkey found in Japan.
  2. They inhabit the colder regions of Japan and are also known as the Snow Monkey.
  3. They are the most northern-living of all the monkey species in the world.
  4. There are two subspecies- one inhabiting the northern and mainland Japan and the other inhabiting the southern Japan.
  5. Both the subspecies vary a little in appearance and size.
  6. They have a stocky body covered with thick furry coat that is brown of grey in color.
  7. Their fur grows thicker during winters for better protection from cold.
  8. Their face is naked and red in color and resembles that of humans.
  9. They have opposable thumbs enabling them with better grip and they are able to walk on their hind legs alone, occasionally.
  10. They have large cheek-pouches to help them store food while foraging.
  11. They are known to inhabit a variety of habitat and endure temperatures varying from -15 degrees to over 23 degrees centigrade.
  12. They are found in subtropical jungles, hot mountain springs, forested hills, tropical broad-leaf forests and mountains.
  13. They are social animals living in troops, comprising around 20-30 members, led by the alpha male.
  14. The alpha male protects the troop, decides where it should go and sires the young in the troop.
  15. The females chose a mate by his social rank and give birth to a single infant after a 6-month gestation
  16. Interestingly, the females are very picky in choosing their mate and do not mate with a male they have previously mated with.
  17. They do this to avoid interbreeding within the troop.
  18. They are a threatened species today.

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