Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Japanese Macaque: Primates that tolerate extreme cold temperatures

They seem to be having a chat while they bath in a spring
Credit: Diane McAllister/NPL)
Japanese macaque also sometimes known as the snow monkey because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year – no other non-human primate is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate.
The coat of the macaque is well-adapted to the cold and its thickness increases as temperatures decrease. The macaque can cope with temperatures as low as -20 °C (-4 °F). Imagine that!!!

In tropical regions, if your air conditioner (AC unit) works below 20C, you are calling for suicide. Yet, the snow monkeys can tolerate tempt as low as -20C. This is suicidal for humans….

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