This week, a Chinese monkey and an Indian fish predicted Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will win the US elections November 8. A Chennai fish called Chanakya III, chose to eat fish feed placed for it on a boat with Trump’s picture on it, and not from the one with Democrat Hillary Clinton’s photo on it. ChanakyaIII apparently picked the Trump boat a total of seven times.
Earlier this week, AFP reported that a Chinese monkey described as the “king of prophets” tipped Trump for the US presidency. The monkey was reportedly given a chance to pick between life-sized cut-outs of Trump and Clinton.
After “deliberate thought,” the mystic monkey chose Trump, Shiyanhu Ecological Tourism Park said in a statement on its website.” Without even waiting, he congratulated the cardboard candidate with a kiss on the lips,” wrote AFP.
The five-year-old monkey reportedly also correctly predicted Portugal would win the 2016 European football championship in July, the news agency said. In fact, Chanakya III’s predecessor, Chanakya II, also predicted the results of the Euro 2016 football competition.
A Chennai-based NGO, Indian Community Welfare Organisation, organized the Chanakya III event.
“We wanted to use the tension and interest around the subject to raise a message regarding malaria and the need to eliminate mosquitoes. It is estimated that 2.7 million people die of malaria every year around the world,” said the NGO’s founder A J Hariharan.