MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –

In an attempt to increase tourism, authorities in Xianfeng village attracted wild macaque monkeys to the village, but now they won’t leave.

  • The plan was to create a kind of Chinese Monkey Village
  • The locals spent 48 days attracting 73 monkeys to the village with food
  • For years, it worked and people were attracted to the monkey village
  • But the leader of the company behind the plan died and the money to support the villiage dried up
  • The monkey population boomed to 600 and the village couldn’t afford to feed them
  • Now the village is overrun by monkeys and they constantly harass the residents

MINI BION

“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.