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Scientists Discover Why Macaque Monkeys in Japan Constantly Bathe in Hot Springs

The primates' penchant for relaxing in geysers in central Japan has long puzzled researchers, who assumed that they just did so to stay warm.  A new study by researchers from Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute and Wildlife Research Center has discovered that the macaques who bathe in the hot springs at Nagano Prefecture's Jigokudani Valley do so in part to keep their stress levels in check.

Read the article over at Sputnik here.



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