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Posted: 8/26/2005 4:07:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 4:07:29 PM EDT by C-4]

Friday, August 26, 2005

Frustrated Chimp Takes Up Smoking

XI'AN, China — The handlers of a smoking chimpanzee in a zoo in northwest China are trying to get her to kick the habit.

The 26-year-old female chimpanzee (search) has been smoking for 15 years. Her mate died recently, which caused her to smoke even more.

Now, the chimp's keepers are worried about her health as a result of her intense smoking. So, they're trying to give her milk instead of cigarettes.

She started smoking years ago by picking up butts from tourists.

[At least two other smoking zoo chimps have been reported in the past year — Feili, a 13-year-old female in Zhengzhou in central China, and Charlie, a male in Bloemfontein, South Africa.]







www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,167069,00.html


Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:08:40 PM EDT
Damn, that looks like my training NCO.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:44:55 PM EDT
So quit giving the fucker cigarettes!


It's not like it can run down to the corner market and pick some up.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:47:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:
So quit giving the fucker cigarettes!


It's not like it can run down to the corner market and pick some up.



That would be quite a sight. I'm sure you could train a chimp to go in with cash in hand and a note.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:49:07 PM EDT
That chimp isn't of age! Lock her up in jail!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 4:53:25 PM EDT
Does she light her own smokes?
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 6:14:29 PM EDT by USGI_45]
little off topic but I think this pic is funnier....in a wierd sort of way


Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:21:04 PM EDT
I've got one question... how does she light them.

Are lower forms of animals scared of fire?
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