1. We Are Not The Only Primates Addicted To Smoking Cigarettes, This Orangutan Has A Bad Habit!
A smoking orangutan at Taru Jurug zoo, where visitors throw lit cigarette butts into primates’ enclosures.
At Indonesia’s Taru Jurug Zoo, a popular orangutan named Tori is being forced to butt out her filthy addiction to cigarettes.
So how exactly does a 15-year-old orangutan gain access to nicotine sticks, one might ask? From the visitors, of course.
The Jakarta Globe reports that zoo management have long tried to stamp out her love for smoking, but visitors continue to assist her by tossing lit cigarettes into her cage.
Tori even puts her fingers to her lips to signal that she wants a smoke. Those who don’t comply get things thrown at them.
Sadly, Tori isn’t even the first orangutan at the zoo to enjoy lighting up. Her parents were also smokers.
Staff at the zoo, with the help of the Center for Orangutan Protection, are finally taking concrete action.