Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What the....??!!
Now I've read it twice. This morning in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I read that a chimpanzee in a Chinese zoo has quit smoking. I've been trying to find a link to it online, and can't find anything else about it. Apparently, the chimp has been smoking for something like 15 years, and the way the zoo keepers got him to break his habit is by providing music therapy. What???!!! A chimp is smoking...like...cigarettes??

So then I'm looking online again for this story and find this. An Austrailian chimp now has to kick his habit too?? This is really freaking me out.


  1. Anonymous5:56 PM

    So how does he get them lite? Are people really throwing a lite cigarette to a chimp? or did they throw him a lighter too? so now in addition to the don't feed the animals sign, you need a don't encourage the animal's smoking habit sign.

    If drugs can get into prisons, I guess cigarettes can get to the animals in the zoos.

  2. I blogged about Charlie back on April 26, 2005. It's kinda cute in a smoking chimp kinda way.