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Snow Monkeys: Field Guide: Life With Snow Monkeys

While following and filming a troop of snow monkeys, filmmaker Joe Pontecorvo was able to witness firsthand the distinct and charming personalities of these monkeys, as well as the ins and outs of a complex social system. Over the course of many months of filming, Pontecorvo recorded his observations of the snow monkey troop in a field journal, excerpted below. Get to know the troop like only a those living among them really can.

Apr 23rd, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Infographic: What’s on the Snow Monkey Menu

When they’re not soaking in hot springs during chilly months, snow monkeys can often be found foraging to sustain a rather diverse, omnivorous diet - a diet that shifts depending on the season.

Apr 22nd, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Snow Monkeys in Japan: Photos Through The Seasons

Photo gallery of Snow Monkeys in Japan through the seasons

Apr 21st, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Behind The Scenes: Making of Snow Monkeys

Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida Pontevorco followed a snow monkey troop, 160 members in all, for nearly two years to truly get to know these fascinating creatures.

Apr 18th, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Video: Monkey Babies Start to Explore

As winter months fade away, the forest becomes a nursery for this troop of snow monkeys.

Apr 18th, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Video: Snow Monkeys Grooming

The troop that grooms together, stays together.

Apr 17th, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Video: Japanese Snow Monkeys Soak in Hot Springs

Japan's Jigokudani became a sensation when hot springs were constructed for the Hell Valley snow monkey troops.

Apr 16th, 2014 | Comments

Snow Monkeys: Snow Monkeys

Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they prepare to face the world.

Apr 15th, 2014 | Comments

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