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