Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques are the northern most non-human primate. They live exclusively in the Japanese Islands and are found in three of the four main islands (Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu but not in Hokkaido). They are also known as “snow monkeys” because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year. These…

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Barbary Apes – Gibraltar

The Barbary Apes live on the upper portion of the Gibraltar Rock. While many people call them apes they are actually Macaques and are officially Barbary Macaques. The Barbary Macaques are probably Gibraltar’s most popular tourist attraction because they are the only wild monkey population in Europe. Barbary Macaques are normally found in North Africa…

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Red-Shanked Douc – Vietnam

The Red-Shanked Douc is a critically endangered primate species that is endemic to Indochina. They are only found in North and Central Vietnam and Laos. The largest population of Red-Shanked Doucs are in Son Tra Nature Reserve and are estimated to be around 1300 individuals. They are called the “Queens of the primates” and very…

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Bonnet Macaque – India

The Bonnet Macaque is common to the southern part of India and it is characterized by the hair on its head being parted in the middle. The Bonnet Macaque has clumps of hair on top of their heads that looks like they wearing a toupee. The person that named these monkeys thought that they looked…

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Green Monkeys – Barbados

The highlight of my wildlife experiences in Barbados was seeing the green monkeys. Being able to see the green monkeys in Barbados was exciting. Sometimes I have to work very hard to see wildlife and even harder to get quality pictures. The green monkeys in Barbados live in the forest areas throughout the island and…

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