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Published on 26 Jun 2014 | over 2 years ago

Come one, come all, step right up, and check out the wonder of several generations, The mysterious Fox-Lady Mumtaz Begum! What, you've never heard of her? Well maybe it's because you've never been to Pakistan... But if you're ever in Karachi, this woman (or something) is a big hit with both young and old.

She's spent the past 40 years people smiles and hope, but it's actually thanks to Murad Ali, who spends 12 hours a day in the fox lady character; a job he inherited from his late father.

Mumtaz became a permanent exhibit after a few people from a circus offered to set up the attraction there 40 years ago.

She has always been played by men because they are able to respond better to those who harass her, says Mr Mohammad Khan, Director of Karachi Zoo.

A ticket to check out Mumtaz only costs ten US cents, so if you ever find yourself in Karachi wondering about the secrets of the world, it's a small price to pay for some answers.

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