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6 festivals that celebrate animals

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Aug. 10, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
monkeys at Monkey Buffet Festival

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Monkey Buffet Festival

Thousands of macaques are invited to an impressive culinary spread in Lopburi, a city in southern Thailand, each fall. The monkeys are treated to an amazing feast of fruits, vegetables and soft drinks at the city's annual Monkey Buffet Festival at Prang Sam Yot, an ancient temple where the macaques like to hang out, reports the Los Angeles Times. In addition to being a massive special meal for the macaques, the festival is quite the draw for tourists who flock to Lopburi to watch the monkeys gorge on soda and produce.