06 Jul '12, 12pm

Indonesia to help smoking orangutan kick the habit

Indonesia to help smoking orangutan kick the habit

Tori, a 15-year-old orangutan, smokes a cigarette inside her cage at Satwa Taru Jurug zoo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia on Friday, July 6, 2012. Zookeepers said they plan to move Tori, who learned to smoke about a decade ago by imitating people, away from visitors who regularly throw lit cigarettes into her cage so they can watch and photograph her puffing away and exhaling smoke. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA (AP) - Tori is a teenager with a bad habit. The 15-year-old orangutan has been smoking cigarettes at an Indonesian zoo for a decade, but she's about to go cold turkey. Zookeepers say they plan to move Tori away from visitors who regularly throw lit cigarettes into her cage so they can watch and photograph her puffing away and exhaling smoke. Taru Jurug Zoo director Lili Krisdianto said on Friday the move is aimed to protect four endangered orangutans at the 14-ha zoo in th...

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