Friday, July 6, 2012

Zookeepers Make Smoking Orangutan Go Cold Turkey

Zoo keepers are encouraging an orangutan with a 10-year smoking habit to go cold turkey in an effort to protect her health.

Tori, a teenage primate at Satwa Taru Jurug zoo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, will be moved to a different area of the zoo away from visitors to allow her to kick the habit.

The nicotine addict developed her nasty habit when visitors threw lit cigarettes into her enclosure and she started mimicking their behavior.

Why it took 10 years for Tori's keepers to realize that this was a spectacularly bad idea is unclear, although we are talking about a country that actively encourages toddlers to chain smoke.

Good luck Tori - kicking the habit can be a real drag...

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I go ape if I don't get my morning nicotine fix

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