WATCH: Snow monkeys in Japan cross electric wires ‘tightrope-style’

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JAPAN SNOW MONKEYS

Footage of snow monkeys walking across electric wires in Japan has gone viral. 

The video, which was shared on Twitter on Jan. 7, shows around 20 snow monkeys walking on electric wires in a straight line, much akin to performing circus acrobats. 

“Look at this! Impossible!” a woman says in the 71-second video clip that has been viewed nearly a million times.

According to Japan Today, the monkeys were apparently heading in the direction of a forest near a residential area. 

“How many, how many, how many of them were there? It’s amazing,” the woman says.

Snow monkeys, also known as Japanese macaques, are a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. 

They’re called snow monkeys because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year.

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