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Boxing orangutans a throwback as Thais warm to animal rights

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Orangutans preparing for a boxing bout (above) while another orangutan hits the drums during a performance before a live audience at Safari World, outside Bangkok.

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Orangutans preparing for a boxing bout while another orangutan hits the drums during a performance before a live audience at Safari World, outside Bangkok.

Bangkok

BOXING gloves raised, two orang- utans enter a ring in a Thai zoo - a spectacle that fascinates locals and foreigners alike but sits increasingly at odds in a nation slowly embracing animal welfare.

Every morning, hundreds of tourists visit Safari World, a large zoo on the

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