[monkeywire] Monkeys Ready to Meet Year of Monkey

Carrie McLaren 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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