Lost Temple of Atlantis
Long Island Aquarium’s Lost Temple of Atlantis dazzles through the grandeur of its architecture and the majesty of its guardians – four Japanese snow monkeys (Macaca fuscata).
The world’s northernmost species of monkey, the Japanese snow monkey inhabits the lowland and mountain forests of Japan, and can survive both snow and freezing temperatures. Highly intelligent and social, Japanese snow monkeys like to spend time in the water, and enjoy soaking in natural hot springs.
The Japanese snow monkeys at Long Island Aquarium came from New York’s Central Park Zoo, which wanted to find a home for three bachelor males who now seem perfectly content in their roles as guardians of the Lost Temple of Atlantis.