[monkeywire] Monkeys Ready to Meet Year of Monkey
carrie at stayfreemagazine.org
Fri Dec 26 18:22:07 EST 2003
Monkeys Ready to Meet Year of Monkey
[ Image of Japanese macaque dressed as Santa]
Arirang TV , Dec.26 ,2003
2004 marks the year of the Monkey in the lunar calendar and in Korea
these animals are busy rehearsing to usher in the new year.
They may be dressed up in Hanbok, the Korean traditional costume, but
the sounds they offer are of a different origin, a blend of ringing
bells and beating drums.
The unique entertainers hail from neighboring Japan and have been
training at a Korean Monkey School for the past month.Yet it isn't
always easy for the young monkeys to hit the right musical notes on
On the other hand older monkeys pull themselves better than their
counterparts and soon get into the swing of more tricks.
Thanks to the teachers who have been training monkeys for months,
some of these special performers were even invited to an outing on
Christmas to help charities like the Salvation Army.
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