Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Zookeepers Trying To Get Philly The Chimp To Stop Smoking

philly the smoking chimpKeepers 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.

Story here.

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