• Kyodo


A zoo in Oita was forced to backpedal on its announcement that it will name a baby Japanese monkey Charlotte in honor of the newborn British princess, following complaints the move is disrespectful to that nation’s royal family.

The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden, popular among visitors as a feeding ground for wild macaques nearby, said Thursday it will seek the opinion of the British Embassy about the naming.

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