apologies, charlotte

A Japanese zoo has apologized after being criticized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte, the name of the newborn British princess.

The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden said Thursday it was considering renaming the macaque. It was flooded with angry calls and emails after announcing the name for its first monkey born this year, a tradition at the zoo run by the city of Oita.

Charlotte was the favorite in a public ballot, receiving 59 out of 853 votes.

Associated Press