“Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout “Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout
“Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout

Japan

Japanese ‘snow monsters’ have drawn tourists to Mount Zao for years – but now they face extinction

  • Bark beetles and caterpillars have killed the trees, meaning they have lost their foliage and the snow is no longer able to accumulate on their branches

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“Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout “Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout
“Snow Monsters” on Mount Zao in Yamagata, Japan. Photo: Handout
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