Researchers say this is the first time this type of behaviour between the two species has been recorded.
Because it’s always nice to have such cute company, right?
Maru the cat is charming audiences again with his relaxed demeanour, this time observing a couple of Japanese monkeys attempting to steal his owner’s sandal.
Japan is the land of super adorable things and the animals there are no different.
Since there’s no spot for the cat in the Chinese zodiac, this Japanese kitty turned to some cute cosplay to get in on the Year of the Monkey fun.
Monkey see, monkey…spell?!
Japan loves sweets, cute animals, and seasonal celebrations, so this had to happen.
Japan’s always had a soft spot for the dashing, regal couple of the U.K.’s Prince William and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The warmhearted admiration got kicked up a notch when the prince (who’s also a duke, just for good measure) made his first trip to Japan this spring, and the infatuation went into overdrive this week with the news of the birth of the couple’s second child.
That exuberance has manifested itself in many ways, including visitors to an animal park in Oita Prefecture deciding that the facility’s newborn baby should share the infant princess’ name, Charlotte.
Not everyone agrees that’s such an honor, though.
Jakuchu Ito (伊藤若冲), who lived from 1716-1800, was one of Japan’s most prolific painters during the nation’s Edo period of isolation from the rest of the world. The majority of his works were in the form of hanging scroll paintings, and while they often depicted incredibly intricate scenes from the natural world, one Japanese net user was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this picture of a mother and child gibbon that appears decidedly more playful in nature, and it’s sure to melt your heart!
I like to think of myself as someone with a pretty good ability to mentally focus. Of course, I’m not always sure I should think of myself that way, especially when I’m hungry. Sometimes, I’ll be in the middle of work when my stomach starts growling, and suddenly all I can think about is how if there was any food in my immediate vicinity, I’d fall on and devour it like a pack of ravenous monkeys.
And how do I know how a pack of ravenous monkeys eats? Simple: I watched this GIF.
On 15 January, a tweet emerged revealing a secret Google Maps Street View available nestled deep in a valley in Nagano Prefecture. The tweet simply read “Open-air bath on full display in Street View.”