Zoo sorry for naming monkey after new royal baby

  • 7 May 2015
Newborn macaque monkey Image copyright Getty Images

A Japanese zoo has apologised after naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of the new royal baby, according to local media.

The Takasakiyama Zoo says the name was chosen after a public vote. A tradition for their first newborn macaque monkey each year.

But some 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 number of complaints with some people arguing that the Japanese people might not be best pleased, if a British monkey were named after one of their own royal family.

The zoo has apologised and says it is discussing a potential name change.

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