Friday, April 15, 2005

Holy Smoking Monkeys

Not much time today to post but this caught my eye:

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African zoo is trying to persuade its star chimpanzee to kick a bad smoking habit.

Charlie, a grown male chimp and the Bloemfontein Zoo, has been picking up cigarettes thrown to him by visitors and smoking them -- a habit he probably picked up by observing humans, zoo officials told the SAPA news agency on Thursday.

Read the rest. Who'd throw a cig to a monkey?

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