Following the news of a 31-year-old chimp who evidently likes to plot out attacks on his Swedish zoo visitors, a monkey in Thailand became tired of his owner beating him and forcing him up trees to collect coconuts — so he threw one straight at the owner’s head.
Leilit Janchoom purchased the monkey, named Brother Kwan, for $180 thinking the animal could help collect coconuts to sell at the market for five cents a piece. But Brother Kwan frequently became tired of climbing palm trees and would stop for a break.
Janchoom would beat the monkey until he’d climb up another tree for more coconuts. Sure enough, after one beating too many, Brother Kwan hurled a coconut straight down onto Janchoom’s head. He died instantly.
While Santino, the 31-year-old chimp in Sweden, was unfortunately castrated for his plotting, it’s unclear whether Brother Kwan escaped after the killing or faces any punishment. I think his case would stand up in court as self-defense.Telegraph
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