Friday, February 5, 2016

Cowering in fear, macaques huddle together and look pleadingly at their trainer - terrified of another beating: Inside the Chinese farms where monkeys are taught to perform for tourists

  • The rural village of Baowan, in China's Henan province, boasts a a centuries-long tradition of training monkeys
  • Macaques are trained to ride bicycles, walk on stilts and even catch knives as they balance on a board 
  • Villagers are seeing an increase in business with the lunar calendar's 'Year of the Monkey'

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