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Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming primate sanctuary, home to over 500 primates all living together in 30 acres of forest. Species at the sanctuary include gibbons, capuchins, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, saki monkeys, vervet monkeys, langurs, ring-tailed lemurs and black and white ruffed lemurs.
Take a video tour to see Monkeyland in action:
The heavy snowfalls (snow covers the ground for 4 months a year), an elevation of 850 meters, and being only accessible via a narrow two kilometer footpath through the forest, keep it uncrowded despite being relatively well-known… Starting in 1963, the monkeys descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the onsen (hotsprings), and return to the security of the forests in the evenings.
Next stop: this BBC Wildlife video feature, which explains more backstory about the wild monkeys’ hot spring spa and, well, shows a lot of macaques! Reason enough.
h/t This Is Colossal.
Meet Meg Crofoot, a primate researcher on Barro Colorado Island at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. Meg studies intergroup competition in white‐faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) by tracking them through radio telemetry collars and observing their behaviors.