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Incredible chimp

Visitors to the Polish town of Radkow will probably be greeted by a chimp, dedicated to making Radkow a popular tourist spot. The Town Hall staff of Radkow has put a 17-year-old chimp on its payroll as an inspector for promoting tourism in the region. Bobby, the chimp, earns £70 a month to advertise a local scenic spot. Bobby advertises the local district called Table Mountains, which has a bunch of outcrops that resemble a monkey, and are popularly known as Monkey Rock. On most days Bobby is taken around Wroclaw, the region’s capital, with a board on his back that talks about the Table Mountain range. In fact, the authorities are already contemplating a raise in his salary if Bobby achieves success in attracting tourists to the region. With a chimp as their Tourism Promotions Inspector, the people of Radkow can hope to see a large number of tourists around them.

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Singing in the zoo

Ever heard of wolves that sing? A Chinese zoo is training its wolves to form a ‘singing wolf troupe’. Luo Yong, an employee at the Chongqing Wild Zoo said that he discovered a wolf’s ability to sing when a wolf started howling along to his guitar tunes. The animal even tried clawing at the guitar strings. Since this discovery, Yong has been training 30 wolves in the zoo who can all sing along to a rhythm now. What’s more, Yong plans to teach them how to do a little jig.

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