INDONESIAN ORANGUTAN CAUGHT PUFFING ON ZOO VISITOR’S CIGARETTE

BANDUNG, Indonesia Indonesia can now add a smoking orangutan to its roster of nicotine addicts.

A video taken on Sunday shows the beast picking up a cigarette butt that was flicked into its zoo enclosure by a visitor and then puffing away on it like a pro, an international news agency reported.

The images of 22-year-old Bornean orangutan Ozon at the zoo in Bandung, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast of Jakarta, promptly went viral.

This is not the first that a zoo orangutan has been caught sneaking a smoke in Indonesia.

In 2012 a great ape at another zoo became a nicotine addict after picking up butts and had to be forced to quit cold turkey.

A Bandung zoo spokesman on Wednesday said that while the incident was regrettable, it has staff to guard the animal enclosures.

Source: NAM News Network

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