Zookeepers trying hard to make a chimp kick the butt!

thecheers.org    2008-01-15 05:20:37    

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Keepers of a zoo in China are trying really hard to make a resident chimpanzee quit smoking.
Keepers of a zoo in China are trying really hard to make a resident chimpanzee quit smoking.

'Philly' got addicted to the habit months earlier by picking up cigarette butts discarded by visitors in Zhengzhou, Henan province.

The chimp fell prey to the smokes and would squeal for cigarettes every time she needed a drag, reports China Daily.

And to make matters more worse, the primate reportedly even developed a taste for specific brands. It picked the more expensive one when presented with two choices.

Zookeepers have added Chinese herbs to Philly's diet to help her kick butt. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI


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