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  1. #1
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    Aug 2003

    Smoking chimpanzee


    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa -- A South African zoo wants a chimp to go cold turkey.

    Chimpanzee smoking cigarette, Bloemfontain Zoo, South Africa

    The chimpanzee smokes cigarettes. Keepers said Charlie picked up the habit by watching smoking visitors. People toss him the smokes and he puffs away.

    A spokesman at the Bloemfontein Zoo said, "it looks funny to see a chimp smoking" -- 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.

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  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
    He should go on the patch.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2003
    There is a really neat petting zoo/animal park where I used to live on the Oregon Coast. I was friends with the owners and would visit whenever I needed a break from the human race. Every evening, the owner would go into the cage and enjoy a smoke with "Sam", the chimp. So far as I know, both are still alive and well. It was quite a sight to see.

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