Embracing behavior of Japanese macaques in Kinkazan Island

Embracing behavior of Japanese macaques in Kinkazan Island

Zoology Human Evolution Studies ZHE001

 

The Japanese macaques of Kinkazan Island embrace each other in the ventro-ventral position and rock their bodies back and forth. This type of embrace is functionally similar but a little different from that of the Japanese macaques of Yakushima Island. This regional difference is considered to be a social convention among Japanese macaques, which is equivalent to greetings between humans.

Mammalia

Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia

 
Prefecture Miyagi Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region Kinkazan island Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 1998/5/22 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time --- Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Hideki SUGIURA Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Hideki SUGIURA Shooting Speed 標準

In Japanese