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3 Read More 133 AFTER STUDENT’S BOOK, PAGE A . Read the article Monkeys in the Snow Winter is a hard time for most animals. It’s often freezing cold and there is little food. 1 That’s why many birds fly south, and animals such as bears and bats hibernate during the winter months. The snow monkeys of Nagano, in North Japan, also suffer from the cold, but they have discovered a very unusual way to stay warm. They go to the hot water pools at Jigokudani Monkey Park and jump inside. 5 Every winter people . 2 The village of Jigokudani is famous for its natural hot springs s, the snow monkeys 1960 go there to enjoy a hot bath outside in the snow. In the discovered the hot springs, too. Miki Nishikori, who lives near the park, still remembers the day when the monkeys first started going into the hot water springs. “It was snowing and there weren’t many people in the water,” he remembers. “Then 10 two young snow monkeys came to the pool and jumped into the warm water. They loved it! The next day, many more came. They were all trying to keep warm,” he says with a smile. These monkeys are called “snow monkeys” because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for many months each year. These animals have brown-grey fur, 15 centimeters long and weigh between -95 80 red faces, and short tails. They are kilograms. Snow monkeys are very smart, but they also like to have fun. 14 and 10 “I have seen monkeys throwing snowballs at each other,” says Mr. Nishikori. “It’s an !” 3 amazing sight were worried when the snow monkeys decided to join them in 4 At first, the villagers 20 the pool. “They aren’t clean animals,” explains Mr. Nishikori. “We were afraid they would make us sick.” But then the villagers came up with a perfect solution. They decided to build the monkeys a park with their own hot water pool. That way the villagers could keep healthy, and at the same time they could earn some money from the tourists. 25 People come from . 5 Today the Jigokudani Monkey Park is a popular tourist attraction all over the world to watch the snow monkeys relax in the hot springs. To get an idea how cute these monkeys are, go online. There are lots of amazing videos of snow monkeys for you 30 ! to watch and enjoy ישנים שנת חורף / يروح في بيات شتوي hibernate 1 מעיינות חמי / ينابيع ساخن hot springs 2 מראה / منظر sight 3 כפריים / قرويون villagers 4 אטרקציה תיירותית / جاذبية سياحية tourist attraction 5 184


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