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Arashiyama Monkey Park in Kyoto

Marty Way

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At the Arashiyama Monkey Park, in Kyoto, the signs say that patrons should refrain from making eye contact with Japanese Snow monkeys (also known a Japanese Macaques). Apparently, the beasts sometimes get aggressive if they feel threatened by other primates.


In what can only be seen as a great conquest of zoology, park administrators have created the option for humans to be inside a cage where they buy chunks of apple to feed to the monkeys who run free. And the humans go willingly.


April to June is birthing season for macaques so there were lots of babies running around of being carried by their mothers.


Posted by WayWayFar 22:16

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