Zookeepers battle addict ape: Charlie chimp likes Joe Camel

Posted by: IceMyst

Zookeepers battle addict ape: Charlie chimp likes Joe Camel - 04/27/05 05:42 AM

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) A South African zoo wants a chimpanzee to quit smoking cold turkey.
Keepers say Charlie the chimpanzee picked up the habit from visitors at the Bloemfontein Zoo who sometimes toss him lit cigarettes. (Related video: Smoking chimp)

"It looks funny to see a chimp smoking," a zoo spokesman said, but Charlie's trick could cost him his health.

The zoo is asking people to stop tossing cigarettes and contributing to the chimp's habit.

A zoo official says Charlie "acts like a naughty schoolboy" and hides his cigarettes when workers are around.



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Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Zookeepers battle addict ape: Charlie chimp likes Joe Camel - 04/27/05 05:43 AM

You should see this chimp when he doesnt get any cigs. The shit literally goes flying everywhere...
Posted by: EndGame

Re: Zookeepers battle addict ape: Charlie chimp likes Joe Camel - 04/27/05 11:21 AM

south africa has been quite famous for its primates.
anyone remember the 2000 episode involving 'max the gorilla'?
a thief hid in his pen after robbing some store and max beat the sh*t out of him.

and now we have a substance abusive chimp.
heck, even thabo mbeki (the president) gets in on the act!

nice post IceMyst
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Zookeepers battle addict ape: Charlie chimp likes Joe Camel - 04/27/05 12:49 PM

oh what makes it even better is that people also throw soda in for him to drink and he's missing 3-4 teeth from sugar rote...