Smoking orangutan riles anger against zoo in Indonesia
March 9, 2018
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A video of an orangutan smoking has brought more criticism of a zoo in Indonesia infamous for past animal welfare troubles.
In the video shot Sunday, a young man flicks his half-smoked cigarette into the primate's enclosure. It's picked up by the reddish-brown primate, who expertly puffs on it to laughter from the crowd.
Activist Marison Guciano said Wednesday the smoking ape is further evidence of a lack of supervision and education at Bandung Zoo, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of the capital, Jakarta.
Guciano said the man committed a crime but the p...
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