Monkeys That Make Snowballs

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Snow macaques entertain themselves with snowball fights.

Snow monkeys make the most of the chilly conditions they live in and when they aren’t bathing in the hot springs they seem to be busy entertaining themselves making snowballs. They are the only non-human primate to live so far north, and with their thick coats they are certainly prepared for the climate. The Japanese islands they are found on are covered with snow for a third of the year.

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Japanese macaques do not only play with snowballs, but have been studied playing with rocks too.

Also known as Japanese macaques, they have been captured on video carrying the snowballs they had carefully made and rolling them downhill to chase. While most monkeys take part in making the snowballs, it is usually the younger individuals that start to throw them at one another.

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