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an adult snow monkey holding a young snow monkey in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Japan
March 10, 2015

Grooming the Young

A snow monkey grooms a youngster while soaking in a hot spring at the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. “When I visited, about 30 monkeys were in the hot spring,” writes Your Shot member Masanobu Oka. “I realized that the mother was taking care of her kid just like a human. I watched them for a while before capturing the baby as it opened its eyes.”

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Photograph by Masanobu Oka, National Geographic Your Shot

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