Friday, February 9, 2007

Win cash for hanging with the monkeys

BEIJING - A Chinese zoo is running a Big Brother style competition with a difference -- the contestants have to live in a monkey enclosure.

Six people will live with the monkeys in the zoo in the northwestern province of Shaanxi "to experience the lack of freedom the animals have," the China Daily said on Thursday.

The last person remaining will win 11,888 yuan ($1,534) and title of honorary animal lover, the newspaper said.

"It is the first such activity in China, and any Chinese from 18 to 60 years old, in good psychological condition with wild animal protection and survival knowledge may participate," the report added, without elaborating.

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