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Japanese Macaque

Everyone likes a monkey...took this one on a recent trip to the Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig. They are perhaps most famous for the amount of time they spend relaxing in hot springs in the Nagano mountains a behaviour which only started in 1963 when a young female waded in to retrieve some food and liked the warmth. Gradually over the years, the whole troop took up this behaviour.

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Taken in November 2011