Monkeys that wait tables and know karate
by Caleb Reading
Videos of the 12-year-old macaque, named Yat-chan, show him delivering bottles of sake and beer to customers at a restaurant in northern Tokyo. Several such clips, including TV news reports and raw footage of the monkey in action, have surfaced on the video site.
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Bizarrely, Yat-chan also trains for karate, and has a 4-year-old partner at the sake house — another monkey, named Fuku-chan, who hands out towels.