New York (USA), Aug 1: The operator of Bronx Zoo in New York has apologized for an incident 114 years ago in which an African man was displayed in a "monkey house."
The Wildlife Conservation Society released a statement on its website on Wednesday.
It says Ota Benga, from present-day Democratic Republic of Congo, was exhibited for several days in September 1906.
He was reportedly moved to an orphanage after local black ministers immediately protested the incident. The statement says he took his own life a decade later.
Anti-racism protests continue across the United States following the death of a black man in police custody in May.
The operator of the zoo said it regrets that many people and generations have been hurt by its failure to publicly condemn and denounce past mistakes.
It plans to release records related to the man online for researchers and others.
Source: NHK World