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Crash-landing monkey immortalised


A statue of Tojo the monkey was erected in Clonakilty, west Cork, where he and a US Air Force crew made an emergency landing in a war plane in 1943. Tojo, named after the Japanese prime minister of the time, was plied with food and drink - alien to a monkey diet - as the locals welcomed him and the crew into the community. When Tojo died a number of days after their arrival, he was given a traditional Irish wake and funeral with military honours.

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