August 18, 2009

Macaque Family, Japan

Photograph by Michael Angelo Cortez

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

Macaque monkeys on Mt. Misen, Miyajima Island, Japan, embrace their young and the old. This shows that monkeys may have tighter family units than us humans.


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1 comments
ajed a.
ajed a.

Yeah, that's a shame we humans don't have a tight family. And we are the intelligent prime mates. go figure that out.  ???    

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