Monkeys are primates and there are about 260 living species of monkey.
The Japanese Macaque is also called the Snow Monkey. It belongs to the Old World species. Two subspecies have been identified. They have a vital role in the early Buddhist religion. This continues today throughout the works of this particular religion.
Amazing photo gallery about monkeys. Gelada Baboon -Theropithecus Gelada.
Amazing photo gallery about monkeys. Japanese Macaque At Jigokudani Park.
Gibbons are sometimes wrongly taken as monkeys but they are small apes. The controversy often continues and so you will find information out there about them in both categories. You may hear them called the Lesser Apes at times too.