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Japanese Macaque
Macaca fuscata

The Japanese macaque eats fruit, seeds, leaves, bark, fungi, bird eggs plus much much more.  They are quadrupedal, arboreal and terrestrial.  These macaques live in large multi-male multi-female groups with a strict female hierarchy.  Japanese macaques are very good swimmers whereas most monkeys cannot swim and are afraid of water.  Macaques have demonstrated cultural innovation and surprisingly, the females exhibit homosexual behaviors during breeding season.