Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54393

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Macaca
Genus species:Macaca fuscata

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:47-60 cm
Weight:8-18 kg
Identification:The long fur of the Japanese macaque ranges from brown to white in coloration. Its facial skin is naked and bright red. The macaque also has a relatively short tail.
Habitat:Forested hills, highlands, mountains
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, leaves, berries, seeds, small animals, insects, bark
Reproduction:A single offspring is the product of a 165-180 day gestation.
The most common social structure is a mixed group with 20-30 members.
Behavior:Females remain in their original group while males disperse and join other groups. Japanese macaques can be found in the trees, on the ground, or in thermal pools.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:Other than man, this is the only primate that can withstand freezing weather. It is also the only monkey found in Japan.

Other Information

Geographic:Japan Date:1972-12 Subjects:monkey
primate
Japanese macaque
Macaques
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata