Thursday, April 14, 2005

Chimp that doesn't want to quit smoking

Few have reported this, as yet. A short snippet on BBC Radio Four News and a few reports on the net. Officials at a South African zoo are attempting to stop one resident from smoking. Charlie, a grown male chimp at the Bloemfontein Zoo, has been picking up cigarettes thrown to him by visitors and smoking them. They think the chimp probably picked up the habit after mimicking the humans he saw daily. According to the radio report, Charlie tries to hide the cigarettes as workers enter his cage and attempt to confiscate them.
[22:08 BST 14/04/05]

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