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Park of monkeys in «Hell’s Valley»

This wonderful park monkeys Dzigokudani (in the lane. «Hell Valley») is located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The place is really a bit like hell: Steam and boiling water bubbling out of small cracks in the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and cold, hostile forests …

It is here, in a small area lives a colony of Japanese macaques, which are most of the time in the many hot springs. Welcome to the Monkey Park Dzigokudani!

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Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Photos Edward Voynich

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"This park monkeys are well known, but the heavy snowfall during the 4 months of the year, the height of 850 meters above sea level and only a narrow path that goes through the forest, making it inaccessible.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

In Dzigokudani park lives a colony of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), better known as snow monkeys.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Japanese macaques — the world’s northernmost species of monkeys . They live in large groups of 10 to 100 individuals.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Average winter temperatures at these locations is -5 ° C, and monkeys is carried out in the cold thermal sources.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Experience the cold helps monkeys and thick dark-gray fur with a brownish tinge.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"These monkeys are very small: the males growing to 80-100 cm and weighs 12-15 kg. Females 1.5 times less.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Another distinctive feature of the snow monkeys is their red skin:

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Since 1963, it has been observed as the monkeys come down from the steep cliffs and forests, to sit and bask in the hot springs «Hell’s Valley», and in the evening they return back to the mountains and forests. So there was this park monkeys.

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

It’s a real monkey resort!

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"

Park of monkeys in "Hell's Valley"