Japanese Macaque

August 19, 2021

There’s a new arrival at Regenstein Macaque Forest! On August 3, Japanese macaque Mito gave birth to a healthy, male infant as part of the Japanese Macaque Species Survival Plan® (SSP).

This is Mito’s first pregnancy at Lincoln Park Zoo. The infant continues to pass critical milestones and is doing well. He joins the troop of 13 snow monkeys, including two youngsters, Nikko and Ozu, who were born in 2020.

Japanese macaques are medium-sized primates with a thick coat that insulates them during cold winters. They have a distinctive red face that grows brighter during breeding season.

Be sure to stop by Regenstein Macaque Forest to try and spot the newest member of the troop!

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