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The year of Miyazaki Island's fish-eating monkeys

National Feb 3, 2016

The year of Miyazaki Island's fish-eating monkeys

by Takara Okura

More than half a century ago, wild monkeys living on Kojima Island, Miyazaki Prefecture, drew attention for their habit of washing their food — sweet potatoes at the time — before eating them. Now, they are under the spotlight for eating fish. With 2016 being ...

Monkeying around in Yamanouchi

Life / Images Dec 2, 2015

Monkeying around in Yamanouchi

As temperatures drop throughout Japan, the country's famous wild Snow Monkeys have headed to the hot springs. One Reuters photographer captured the macaques taking a dip at the Jigokudani Monkey Park, about 45 minutes from Nagano city by bus. The wild Japanese macaques in Yamanouchi, ...