2020-12-21

Winter is here, Japanese monkey “roasting fire” to warm up with a pleasant expression (photo)

By yqqlm yqqlm

China News Service, December 21. According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on the 20th, the “Japan Monkey Center” in Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan announced a scene where monkeys in the park gathered around a bonfire and “roasted” Keep warm, look comfortable.

Winter is here, Japanese monkey “roasting fire” to warm up with a pleasant expression (photo)

According to reports, that day, After the staff in the park lit the bonfire, the monkeys gathered around the bonfire, warming their abdomen and back, and combing their fur. They looked very enjoyable. After seeing this scene, the visitors said that “(monkeys) look so happy” and “I feel they are warm.”

Winter is here, Japanese monkey “roasting fire” to warm up with a pleasant expression (photo)(1)

According to the introduction, local monkeys The tradition of “roasting fire” originated in 1959. At that time, due to the impact of Typhoon Ise Bay, a large number of trees were knocked down, and the keepers of the “Japanese Monkey Center” set the fallen wood on fire. The monkeys in the courtyard found that the keeper was not afraid of the flames after heating, and instead approached the keeper to keep warm. Since then, this “habit” has continued.

For the monkey “roasting fire” tradition, a breeder in the hospital said, “(This tradition) has been going on for 61 years, and we don’t want to be interrupted by the new crown epidemic.” He also said, “I hope everyone will feel warm inside after seeing the monkey warming up.”