12 Sep '11, 9am

There's a new smoking ban in Malaysia - for an orangutan

KUALA LUMPUR - A captive orangutan often spotted smoking cigarettes given to her by zoo visitors is being forced to kick the habit, a Malaysian wildlife official said today. Government authorities seized the adult ape named Shirley from a state-run zoo in Malaysia's southern Johor state last week after she and several other animals there were deemed to be living in poor conditions. Shirley is now being quarantined at another zoo in a neighbouring state and is expected to be sent to a Malaysian wildlife centre on Borneo island within weeks. Authorities last week also reportedly seized a tiger and a baby elephant that was kept chained at the Johor zoo. Melaka Zoo Director Ahmad Azhar Mohammed said Shirley is not being provided with any more cigarettes because "smoking is not normal behaviour for orangutans". "I would say she is not addicted ... but she might have formed a ha...

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