Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Zebra Dove Cooing Contest has a Long Tradition in Thailand

Zebra Dove Thailand Cooing ContestIt has long been believed in Thailand that doves bring good luck to those who raise them. Some are even believed to endow great wealth and honour upon the owner. Every year, Khwan Muang Park in Amphoe Muang celebrates the voice of the treasured bird with this cooing competition.

Years ago it was popular for Thai people to raise zebra doves - especially in the lower southern provinces. A local dove-cooing contest was organised in time, and has since grown into the international event that it is today. The event includes cooing competitions in the small, medium, large and combined voices categories. Other animals are involved in various fighting competitions - animal rights fans may want to avoid the whole show.

source: World Event Guide

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