It’s not just us humans who love their hot tubs. Monkeys do, too. And it’s not just humans who relax in the warm water and calming steam. Monkeys, do too.
Japanese Macaques, more often known for their aggressive behaviour, have discovered that they calm down quite nicely. Yes, a hot tub is soothing for humans and monkey alike.
This four-minute BBC video (nicely narrated) gives us a close-up of the Japanese Macaque social life surrounding life in and around the hot tub.
Here are a couple other videos of Japanese Macaques enjoying mental health breaks in their hot tubs. These videos are much shorter to watch:
This one runs three minutes and is narrated in German, but well worth the viewing: