This Takes Bird-Watching To Extremes
A Chinese zoo caged a cheeky mynah bird for 15 days for being abusive to tourists. Eight-year-old Mimi was put in solitary confinement at Yuelishan Park in Changsha city, after a visitor complained. She had to stay in a darkened cage and listen to recordings of polite conversation in a bid to improve her behaviour. A park spokesman said: "When she swears, the feeder refuses to feed her. And while she's confined, we play her tapes of polite speech." The park officials say the sentence has cured Mimi of her habit, and that she is now welcoming guests pleasantly.
FOOTNOTE: Major issue, mynah solution.