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Snow Monkey Spa (video)

High in the snow covered mountains of Honshu in Japan is a thermal spring with water at a blissful 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Itís called Monkey Park and its users are all macaques or Snow Monkeys.

But membership in this spa is pretty exclusive. Snow monkeys are a matriarchal society and the only ones allowed in the spa are females and their children. A male guards the “door.” If you are a female,

itís sheer bliss. Watch their faces and see for yourself.

Photo credit: raphco

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1:40PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Russell R........It is a survival mechanism & man has genetically
inheirited the behavior. But, the problem with man is there are
seven billion of us and far fewer of these highly intelligent
animals. The world would be a better place for sure if the
population numbers were reversed.

Wherever you are the once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life..
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

1:09PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

I was beginning to enjoy them until I watched the second video and seen, like man, the class division between those that " have" and the "have nots." I thought that was only a human quality

7:40PM PST on Feb 10, 2012

Cris thank you for this amazing video! These monkeys are beautiful and mesmerizing!!!!

4:32PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thanks for the article.

7:35PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

Thankyou...

11:33PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

I meant beautiful picture!

11:32PM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Beautiful... Thanks for sharing Cris!

6:16PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Shame the video has now gone, but how interesting that the male watches the door and lets all females and bubs enjoy sacred girl time!

5:48PM PDT on May 31, 2011

Can't watch anymore... video not there!

4:59AM PDT on May 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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