17 Sep '11, 10am

Indonesia zoos allow orangutans to smoke: Activist

Indonesia zoos allow orangutans to smoke: Activist

In this Jan. 10, 2011, photo released by the Centre for Orangutan Protection, Tori, a five-year-old male orangutan, smokes at the Taru Jurug Zoo in Solo, central Java, Indonesia. A wildlife activist said, unlike Malaysia, zoo officials in Indonesia are taking no steps to help smoking orangutans kick the habit. Visitors to the zoo have been giving cigarettes to the red apes for years. -- PHOTO: AP/CENTER FOR ORANGUTAN PROTECTION JAKARTA (AFP) - An activist said on Saturday that orangutans in many of Indonesia's zoos were allowed to smoke as visitors could freely toss cigarettes to them without proper monitoring. 'Cigarettes are bad for orangutans' health. We demand the zoos closely monitor the orangutans,' Centre for Orangutan Protection campaigner Hardi Baktiantoro told AFP. 'Orangutans can also smoke cigarettes because they tend to imitate human behaviour,' he said. Mr Ba...

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