On the 20th of December, I accompanied some guests from over seas to the Jigokudani Monkey Park to see the snow monkeys.
It was a snowy, though the snow was wet and not so chilly, cold day which was perfect for the monkeys to stay warm in their bath tub.
Many of the baby monkeys were with their mothers, while some bigger ones flocked with each other.
Ever since I read a book on wild monkeys which said that males were the last , and females quick, to flock together for nights, I figure the flocking monkeys for sisters or girl-friends whenever I see them in the bath.
Also drawing my attention are lone little monkeys who somehow do not have moms to cling to. I wonder where their moms are,,,.