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Glance Towards the Future " Retrospective "

Japanese Macaque , Granby Zoo , Granby , Québec , Canada .


Statute: In danger


In 1990, numbers in the wild were estimated at 35,000 to 50,000 and declining. Today, Japanese macaques are listed as threatened by the U.S. ESA and the subspecies M. fuscata yakui, which is found in Yakushima, Japan, is listed as endangered by the IUCN. The main cause for the decline of Japanese macaque populations has been deforestation. Additionally, there are an estimated 5,000 Japanese macaques captured or shot every year, which happens even though the species is protected by the Japanese government. Japanese macaques have increasingly become agricultural pests and the rights of farmers have taken precedence over laws protecting the macaques that are eating their crops.


'Glance Towards the Future' On Black

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Taken on July 9, 2006