Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Chimp In Japan Tosses Rock, Hits Girl In Head

An 8-year-old girl was injured when a rock thrown by a chimpanzee hit her in the forehead at a Japanese zoo, zoo employees said Tuesday.

The girl received minor injuries in the incident in May and was given 34,000 yen (292 dollars) in compensation by the administrators of the zoo in Toyohashi in Aichi prefecture.

The 1.4-metre perpetrator is known for throwing rocks, so the zoo had earlier placed a net between its enclosure and zoo visitors, but the rock that hit the girl flew through the mesh. Now the zoo has hung a second net to prevent a similar incident.

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