[monkeywire] Gas masks may be issued to zoo keepers

gregory nahas lettherebemonkeys at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 10 14:49:07 EST 2003


Gas masks may be issued to zoo keepers 

Zoo bosses say they are considering issuing their
keepers with gas masks after a group of odorous
orang-utans developed a real taste for sprouts.

The apes have left keepers at Dudley Zoo gasping for
air after munching on out-of-date supplies of the
festive vegetable.

The primates have been causing a stink after a local
supermarkets donated a bumper post-Christmas batch of
sprouts to the Black Country zoo.

Monkey keeper James Harper told the BBC: "Orang-utans
are windy animals but because of all the brussels
sprouts they are eating there is quite a pong around
here at the moment."

He added: "Whoever gets the short straw gets to muck
them out."

Story filed: 19:15 Friday 10th January 2003

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