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Published:May 7th, 2015 11:06 EST

Japanese Zoo Names Baby Monkey 'Charlotte' in Honor of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Japanese zoo has been forced to swiftly rethink a plan to name its first monkey born this year Charlotte, in honour of the newest arrival in Britain`s royal family.


Born the day after Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge, the macaque was found by zoo staff clinging to its mother on Wednesday morning.

The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Gardens, in Oita Prefecture, southern Japan, invited visitors to vote for the name for the infant monkey. By tradition, the zoo asks visitors to name the first new arrival of the year."

The Telegraph

The will of the Japanese public should take precedence over the sensibilities of the English Royal family. The public has spoken and the adorable baby macaque`s name is Charlotte.

The baby monkey is cuter than a button, and the royal family should be flattered that it was named in honor of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

At least the zoo wasn`t so pretentious as to give the baby monkey four or five names.

It`s appropriate for a baby monkey to be named after a member of the royal family, considering their penchant for engaging in monkey business.

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