‘Mantou’ lures cyclists to Houfeng Bikeway

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 16, 2019
By: Ou Su-mei and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Taichung’s Houfeng Bikeway has gained an unlikely ambassador — a pet raccoon named

A pet raccoon named Mantou sits in a basket in front of its owner’s bicycle at a bicycle rental shop at Taichung’s Houfeng Bikeway on Sunday.
Photo: Ou Su-mei, Taipei Times

Mantou (饅頭).

Su Tzu-hung (蘇子宏), who runs a bicycle rental shop, is often seen with Mantou at the bikeway, drawing throngs of cyclists who line up to take pictures with the raccoon.

Mantou follows him everywhere, Su said, adding that he has outfitted his bicycle with a large basket that Mantou likes to ride in.

When he is at the shop, Mantou helps him greet customers, Su said.    [FULL  STORY]

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