Japanese macaque


‘Shawna’ Turns 26

July 29, 2023 | 1 minute read

We’re ready to start monkeying around – our Japanese macaque ‘Shawna’ is turning 26 today!

Did you know that Japanese macaques have cheek pouches for food storage? These pouches extend down both sides of the neck. As a genus of monkey, Japanese macaques have opposable thumbs, and can be busy peeling fruit or moving through their territory on all four limbs while carrying food in their cheek pouches!

Join us in wishing Shawna a happy birthday!

Japanese macaque

Japanese macaque ‘Shawna’