Monkeys in Japan keep warm by campfire
INUYAMA, Japan (KGO) -- Looks like we aren't the only ones that like to keep warm by the fire. Monkeys at a zoo in central Japan also gather around a campfire to keep the cold at bay.
Zookeepers at the Japan Monkey Center in Inuyama make the fire every day during the winter for their 160 Japanese macaques. The monkeys lay around the fire, warming their backs.
And the flames don't just keep the animals toasty, zookeepers use the fire to bake sweet potatoes for the animals. The treats are a big hit with the monkeys.
animal, fire, food, watercooler
- Mudslide causes trees to fall on power lines in Piedmont 19 min ago
- SF marks 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake
- Arrest warrant sought for captain of sunken ferry
- Consumer Reports cracks which eggs to buy
- 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico
- One fatally shot in apparent burglary in Richmond
- Good Samaritan alerts family to burning home 5 min ago
- Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
- Man found fatally shot in Concord
- Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1
- Cal/OSHA fines BART $210,000 in 2013 fatal accident
- FREE STUFF: Cheese; Water Exercise
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday
- roundup: Berkeley fire estimate; Mount Tam body