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    Japan: Zoo sorry for naming monkey after new princess - BBC News

    A Japanese zoo has apologised after naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of the newborn British princess, it's reported.

    The Takasakiyama Zoo, in southern Japan, was inundated with complaints after announcing the female macaque monkey's name on Wednesday, the Kyodo news agency reports. The zoo says the name was chosen after a public vote, a tradition for their first newborn macaque monkey each year. Charlotte received the most votes, although it wasn't exactly a runaway winner, with 59 out of 853 people choosing it.

    But other members of the public felt that it was disrespectful to the British royal family to name a monkey after a princess. The zoo faced a "barrage" of complaints.
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    The zoo has apologised in a statement on its website. It says it takes people's concerns seriously and is discussing a potential name change for the newborn animal

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    I don't see anything wrong with it.

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    Probably more 'disrespectful' to the macaque..


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