Thursday, December 18, 2008

Zoo Chimp Takes Revenge On Visitors

chimp revengeMithu Mondal, 30, and her six-year-old daughter Nikita were hurt at Kolkata zoo in India when Babu, a male chimpanzee, threw stones at them, the zoo reported.

The chimp was reacting angrily after being teased by crowds on Sunday afternoon.

The zoo's director said visitors had been trying to attract the chimp's attention, something which happens regularly.

The two victims were taken to hospital and released after treatment.

Last year, Babu and a female chimpanzee escaped from their enclosure by breaking the lock.

Zoo authorities have repeatedly asked visitors not to throw stones, but people take no notice.

"Unless people throw stones, there is no way the chimpanzees can have stones in their enclosures," an official said.

Story here.

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