Bathe with snow mon­keys

World of Animals - - Explore The Earth -

The macaques of Nagano, Ja­pan, are fa­mous the world over. A troop of mon­keys a few hun­dred strong has set up home in the Jigokudani Yaen-koen Park, a re­gion some­times known as Hell’s Val­ley.

Tem­per­a­tures in this wild land­scape plum­met to minus 15 de­grees Cel­sius (five de­grees Fahren­heit) in the win­ter. How­ever, be­neath the ground, heat bub­bles up from the Earth’s man­tle, warming nat­u­ral springs. When the snow starts to fall, you’ll find the macaques tak­ing a dip in the steam­ing pools.

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