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  Japanese Macaque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata), also known as the Snow Monkey, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to northern Japan, although an introduced free-ranging population has been living near Laredo, Texas since 1972.
The Japanese Macaques at Jigokudani hotspring in Nagano have become famous for their winter visits to the spa.
The Japanese Macaque is the most northerly-living non-human primate, living in mountainous areas of Honshu, Japan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_Macaque   (520 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Japanese macaque
Japanese macaques have brown to grey fur, with a red face and bottom, and a short tail.
Japanese macaques live in multi-male, multi-female groups, and on average, females outnumber males by 3.4 to 1.
Japanese macaques are diurnal and spend the majority of their time in the trees.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/212.shtml   (366 words)

 Japanese Macaque - Macaca fuscata
These are the Snow Monkeys, or Japanese macaques of Japan, living at latitudes of 41° to 31° north of the equator, the only monkeys to live that far north in the world.
A troop of macaques consists of about 20 to 30 individuals, and is usually led by a dominant male who decides where the group goes and defends it against intruders.
The main cause for the decline of the Japanese macaque population is the destruction of their habitat.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /japanese_macaque.htm   (1601 words)

 Profile of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata)
Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata) are called gNihon zaruh in Japanese, meaning gJapanese Monkey.h They are one of the most successful macaques, and live in the highest latitude (41º 31fN) (Masui, 1988) among all primates.
Japanese macaques (later to be abbreviated JM) are medium sized and have a stocky body with both a head and body length of approximately 500mm high (20in.) (Napier & Napier, 1985).
Japanese macaques are one of the most interesting primates to study due to these various aspects of unique characteristics.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Bay/9166/jmprof.htm   (4096 words)

 Macaque - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Macaque, common name for certain monkeys that live in a great variety of habitats, primarily in Asia.
The Celebes macaque, also called the fl macaque, is a sturdy, tailless, thickset monkey that is...
Macaque, see also Monkey (animal), hot springs to survive frigid climate, use of, picture of Japanese macaque, scientific classicization
ca.encarta.msn.com /Macaque.html   (108 words)

 Minnesota Zoo/Animals/Tropics Trail
The macaque is a medium-sized primate with a stout body, strong limbs, and a very short tail.
The macaques are long-lived, estimated to live up to 30 years in the wild.
Macaques are highly intelligent animals, incorporating learned behavior patterns into the troop's routine activities in a very short time.
www.mnzoo.com /animals/tropics_trail/jmac_2.asp   (795 words)

 Research & Resources: Species Profiles - Japanese Macaque
Macaques live in specific groups known as troops, which usually consist of 20-30 individuals, although in isolated cases, troops have been known to contain as many as three times that number.
Japanese macaques reach sexual maturity at three years and have promiscuous breeding habits, meaning both sexes have multiple partners over the course of one mating season.
Although the Japanese macaque is of great natural and scientific value as a species, it faces several obstacles to survival.
www.rainforest-alliance.org /resources/forest-facts/species-profiles/macaque.html   (420 words)

 Macaque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Twenty-two macaque species are currently recognised, and they include some of the monkeys best known to non-zoologists, such as the Rhesus Macaque (as the Rhesus Monkey), Macaca mulatta, and the Barbary Macaque (as the Barbary Ape), M.
In the late 1990s it was discovered that nearly all (circa 90%) pet or captive macaques are carriers of the herpes-B virus.
A 2005 University of Toronto study showed that urban performing macaques also carried simian foamy virus, suggesting they could be involved in the species-to-species jump of similar retroviruses to humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macaque   (287 words)

 Japanese Macaque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Japanese macaques are tree dwelling (arboreal) and active during the day (diurnal.) They are social animals and live in troops comprising of both males and females.
Japanese macaques are threatened due to deforestation and the loss of their habitat.
A well known Japanese Macaque, Imo was documented to have washed her potatoes and sieving grain and sand mixture in water.
www.blankparkzoo.com /en/explore_the_zoo/meet_the_animals_2/japanese_macaque.cfm   (289 words)

 JS Online: A New Place To Go Bananas
A Japanese Macaque enjoys the view from his perch in the newly redone monkey island.
The new home for the zoo's team of Japanese macaques is welcoming for both humans and monkeys.
Old pro Scruffy, with the receding hairline, amazed keepers when she made it up the mountaintop "without a winch." Kate, who had put on a few pounds over the winter, slipped a bit going up the height of one of the new trees but made it to the top after a stunning second effort.
www.jsonline.com /news/metro/jun02/50168.asp?format=print   (855 words)

 macaque. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Macaques can be slight, with very long tails, or stocky, with short limbs and a short tail or, in a few species, no tail.
A typical macaque is the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) of S Asia.
Macaques are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Cercopithecidae.
www.bartleby.com /65/ma/macaque.html   (336 words)

 Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The average body mass for an adult male Japanese macaque is around 12 kilograms, and for the females it is around 10 kilograms.
The Japanese macaque consumes fruit, leaves, berries, seeds, small animals, insects, and cultivated crops, and during the winter when there is a large amount of snow they forage heavily on bark.
One female Japanese macaque named Imo invented how to wash sweet potatoes in a brook and to separate wheat from sand by throwing the mixture into a brook, letting the sand sink to the bottom, and scooping up the wheat that is floating at the surface (Nishida, 1987).
members.tripod.com /uakari/macaca_fuscata.html   (503 words)

 Macaque,Mammals,Macaque Picture,Mammal Pictures,Catalog,Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Male macaques are larger than females and grow to about 40 to 70 cm (16 to 28 in) in head and body length and weigh from 3.5 to 18 kg (8 to 40 lb), depending on the species.
The Japanese macaque, M. fuscata, of the wintry island of Honshu is the heaviest.
Macaques have brown or fl fur, doglike muzzles, and pink skin on faces or rumps.
www.4to40.com /4to40.com_non_ssl/earth/geography/htm/mammalsindex.asp?counter=98   (276 words)

 NWF - International Wildlife Magazine - Monkeys, Snow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The macaque has been favored in the Japanese imagination for centuries and the subject of scientific study for 50 years.
The capture and killing of Japanese macaques is a symptom of a greater ecological problem--the deforestation of Japan.
Since the Japanese word "saru" means both "monkey" and "to go away," gamblers and stock speculators never uttered the animal's name for fear their luck would leave.
www.nwf.org /internationalwildlife/snowmonk.html   (2254 words)

 Strange Fictions: Japanese macaques: snow monkeys
A long and gentle article on macaque and human culture, and their interactions.
The Japanese macaque is the only species of monkey that lives as far north as it does.
Macaques can be found in several places in Japan in environments raging from subtropical to sub-alpine.
www.nikutai-to-kageboushi.com /lbblog/archives/2006/02/japanese_macaqu.html   (266 words)

 macaque on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
MONKEY GUZZLE!; Mixed-up macaques munch 20 acres of blooms.(News)
MACAQUE [macaque], name for Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, related to mangabeys, mandrills, and baboons.
Des généticiens percent le mystère des macaques de Gilbraltar
www.encyclopedia.com /html/m1/macaque.asp   (465 words)

 Japanese Wild Animals(4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Japanese Macaque is living in the cold area where it snows in winter.
Japanese Squirrel is in the south from Honshu.
Japanese Dormouse is specified in the natural monument animal.
members.aol.com /kazu0309/e-sakuhin103.html   (233 words)

 Macaque Monkeys
Macaques live in many different habitats across the globe, making them the most widely distributed genus of nonhuman primates.
Macaques (especially Macaca mulatta and M. fascicularis) are commonly used in research—most recently in AIDS research.
Macaques are native to Asia and Northern Africa, but thousands are housed in research facilities, zoos, wildlife or amusement parks, and are kept as pets in private homes throughout the world.
www.gsu.edu /~wwwvir/VirusInfo/macaque.html   (134 words)

 Japundit » Japanese Monkeys Enjoy a Warm Bath
Macaques grow to 79 to 95 cm (2 to 4 feet) and weigh 10 to 14 kg (20 to 60 pounds).
Japanese Monkey Tales often exalt the cleverness and resourcefulness of monkeys.
Due to destruction of their habitats and shootings by farmers, the macaque population has declined, and they are now on the endangered species list.
japundit.com /archives/2006/02/01/1934   (1661 words)

 Mareeba Wild Animal Park - Japanese Macaque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Japanese macaques are the most northerly living non-human primate, inhabiting mountainous areas of Honshu, Japan.
They are famous for their love of, and excellence in, swimming and may be the source behind the phrase ‘See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil’.
They are monkeys, not apes, as some species of macaque are mistakenly thought to be.
www.wildanimalpark.com.au /animals/asia/japanesemacaque.htm   (234 words)

 Crab-eating Macaque - Invasion Biology Introduced Species Summary Project - Columbia University
Crab-eating macaques are a quadrapedal and diurnal (active during the day) species, highly adapted for swimming and climbing trees with tails used for balance when leaping between trees.
They were in part introduced to Mauritius, because of the Japanese red cedar plantations found there, alleviating the macaque threat of predation on the eggs and chicks of endangered forest birds.
Crab-eating macaques are highly adaptable because they are generalist feeders with a diet consisting primarily of fruit and seeds, as well as birds, insects, stems, crustaceans, spiders, leaves, invertebrates, and bird eggs.
www.columbia.edu /itc/cerc/danoff-burg/invasion_bio/inv_spp_summ/Macaca_fascicularis.htm   (818 words)

 Monkeys as Pets
The woman was given an anti-viral medication, which was a hazard to her pregnancy, in case the monkey tested positive for herpes B. She had been inspired to purchase "pet" monkeys when, as a child, she saw monkeys riding bicycles in a circus.
A "pet" Java macaque attacked his owner, inflicting 6-inch-deep bites and cuts on her head, arms, and legs and causing her to lose a pint and a half of blood.
A Yerkes primate researcher died of herpes B after she was splashed in the eye with bodily fluids from a rhesus macaque.
www.blackpineanimalpark.com /pets/monkeys.htm   (1460 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
JMHV causes the symptoms of MS in Japanese macaque monkeys which are infected with the virus.
This macaque developed LPD characterized as lymphocytic masses in myeloid and nonlymphoid tissues which were confirmed histopathologically as solid pleomorphic lymphoid masses.
The peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) from both macaques were also shown to harbor viral DNA as determined by PCR and Southern blot analysis for the viral MIP gene, as early as 4 weeks after inoculation for one macaque (18483) and as late as 14 weeks for the second macaque (18570).
www.wipo.int /cgi-pct/guest/getbykey5?KEY=01/88203.011122&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (13058 words)

 The Mountain Times Online
The snow macaques came from a zoon in Mississippi and are a young, healthy pair of monkeys that Stroud hopes will have a baby after the male reaches his sexual maturity.
Marie is an eight-year-old macaque, and long time resident of the zoo, who recently got a new friend, JC, a six-year-old macaque.
The most northerly nonhuman primate in the world, the Japanese macaques like Tiki and Meeka, live on three of the four main islands of Japan and on a few small outlying islands.
www.mountaintimes.com /mtweekly/2004/0909/monkey.php3   (840 words)

 Princeton University Senior Theses brief display
Hotta, Eri (1994): The Japanese Occupation of Singapore, 1942-1945: Its Impact and Implications.
Lynn, Richard John (1962): The Initial Influence of Japanese Art upon European Painting: The Breakdown of Academicism and the Intellectual Crisis of the Middle of the Nineteenth Century.
Waughtel, Jr., Samuel Harrison (1937): A Study of the Development of the Embryos of the Japanese Newt at 10 Degrees C and 20 Degrees C and a Comparison of the Epidermal Cell Nuclei of the Two Groups.
libweb5.princeton.edu /theses/thesesvw.asp?Lname=&Fname=&Submit=Search&Title1=japanese&department=&Class=&Adviser=   (4492 words)

 Japan's Winter Wildlife @ National Geographic Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The macaques at Jigokudani and other spots in Japan are living up to their bad rap, raiding orchards and gardens, taking apples, prize grapes, and other crops.
The situation is especially bad where expanding numbers of monkeys are moving closer to villages and growing bolder in their exploits, occasionally attacking humans and stealing food from inside houses.
Although the macaque is protected as a natural monument in some places around Japan, it still may be eliminated as a nuisance animal anywhere if the local government permits.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0301/feature5   (1321 words)

 Monkeys bask in spotlight at Japanese resort - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Here, macaques with thick, sand-colored fur and bright red faces sit in the water like caricatures of their human cousins, relaxing, nodding off.
The 250 macaques at this steaming ravine have their own live cam site on the Internet.
Overly aggressive macaques have become a major nuisance in several national parks and even in some city suburbs.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/entertainment/travel/s_76079.html   (778 words)

 "Hot Tub Monkeys" Offer Eye on Nonhuman "Culture"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
When Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) began receiving food handouts more than 50 years ago— freeing them from the daily grind of foraging for food—they invented "cultural activities" to fill their newly acquired leisure time, researchers say.
Japanese macaque studies began in 1948 when scientists visiting the southern Japanese island of Koshima, encountered a troop of wild monkeys.
When behaviors or innovations are adopted by other members of the group, passing from parent to offspring, infant to parent, or adult-to-adult, a "culture" or tradition is born, said Satoshi Hirata, a primatologist and a colleague of Huffmans at PRI.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/02/0206_040206_tvmacaques.html   (924 words)

 Japanese Macaque News
The most famous example of monkey innovation must come from the Japanese macaque known as Imo, who became renowned the world over for learning various new...
Although Japan is located in a temperate zone, it is home to its own native species of monkey, Macaca fuscata, or the Japanese macaque.
Another figure, Alphie, a Japanese macaque monkey, made national headlines as a footloose fugitive who eluded capture for six months after escaping from the...
conservation.mongabay.com /Japanese_Macaque.htm   (224 words)

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