Thrice spared death, Osaka zoo rooster draws crowds looking to get lucky

OSAKA – A rooster raised by Osaka’s Tennoji Zoo as food for other animals has now become an attraction himself, after thrice managing to avoid the gallows and a grim fate as fare for his fellows. It seems a belief has taken hold among some visitors ... ( read original story ...)

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