Thursday, October 20, 2016

North Korea's New Star: Azalea the Smoking Chimp at Pyongyang Zoo

Pyongyang's newly opened zoo has a new star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.

According to officials at the newly renovated zoo, which has become a favorite leisure spot in the North Korean capital since it re-opened in July, the 19-year-old female chimpanzee, whose name in Korean is "Dallae," smokes about a pack a day. Dallae is short for azalea.

They insist, however, she doesn't inhale.


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How London Zoo’s gorilla escaped through TWO unlocked doors before downing 12 pints of blackcurrant squash

The 29st gorilla who broke out of his London Zoo enclosure got through two unlocked gates before downing 12 pints of undiluted squash, it was revealed today.

Kumbuka was able to walk out of his den when his first door was left open and a second security gate was unlocked after he was called for dinner.

A zookeeper in the area scrambled to secure the gorilla as the thirsty primate gulped down a huge bottle of cordial he found.


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