Thursday, August 05, 2004

I don't usually post bizarre news stories, but this one was just too weird to pass up.
The fur is flying in Thailand over claims from conservationists that a troupe of more than 100 kick-boxing orang-utans at a Bangkok amusement park are victims of a smuggling racket from nearby Indonesia. . . .

Until the end of police investigations, the show, in which orang-utans dressed in silky boxing shorts and bright red gloves pretend to slug it out to the delight of the audience, is over.

"The monkey boxing shows have been ordered to stop because they are evidence in the law suit," Chatchai Thammavichai of the Forestry Police told Reuters yesterday.
Hmm, monkey boxing. You don't see that every day.

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