The month of June has begun and brought with it whole new monkey behavior. The new-born baby monkeys of the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys have become a little bit more confident, finally pulling away from their mom to take the first steps by themselves. One of these young monkeys stands out because of his adventurous nature, going as far as to even try and climb! He is the “snow monkey of the month” this June.
The photo below shows our April-born monkey playing around with a piece of rope, trying to stand while his mom lies a bit further away, completely unconcerned by the antics of her son.
The little monkey noticed his audience after his climbing adventure and struck some nice poses for the camera.
Come see him and other monkeys at the Jigokudani Monkey Park! If you’d like to go there with a guide to show you the way to the Park and other attractions of Nagano, please see our tour page.