Snow Monkey


1x 50 minute Natural World film for BBC2 & Animal Planet, Feb 2009

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Radio Times ‘Pick of the Day’, “Every frame a Rembrandt” – recorded in the BBC comment book

Snow Monkeys is the story of one of the most iconic groups of primates on the planet; the Japanese Macaques which inhabit the mountains of Honshu. These are the most northerly living non-human primates on earth, and are famous for their winter pass-times of bathing in hot springs and rolling snowballs.

But there is much for to these remarkable animals than hot baths.

We follow Japanese primatologist Dr. Takayo Soma as she tracks the fortunes of three groups of these incredible animals, each with very different fortunes and challenges.