Video by @joelsartore | Meet Gigi, a two-week-old snow monkey at @blankparkzoo. This little girl was born into a small, young troop of snow monkeys. Because her mother didn’t have an older female to learn nursing skills from, Gigi is being hand-raised until she’s old enough to be re-integrated into her troop.
No other nonhuman primate lives in a colder or more northern habitat than the snow monkey. Their island homes in Japan are covered in snow for months each year. On chillier days, when their thick fur isn’t enough to keep them comfortable, snow monkeys are often found warming up in natural hot springs.
To see a portrait of Gigi, check out @joelsartore!
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