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Chimpanzee Smoking

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The footage shows a chimpanzee smoking cigarettes like a pro at the Hefei Wildlife Park in China  after a tourist allegedly threw one inside the monkey enclosure.

Primates are known to be very inquisitive about things they have never seen before. They are also quick learners and pick-up human traits by just noticing them over a period of time.

Earlier this week, a viral clip showed a fully-grown gorilla using sign language to tell visitors he cannot be fed. The intelligent primate was seated on the ground inside an enclosure in a Miami Zoo while he made hand gestures and moved his head to tell visitors not to give him food.

A few months before that, a video of monkey washing clothes like a human became a rage on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Now, a video of another primate has gone viral and it comes with a statutory warning – Smoking cigarettes is injurious to health.

The footage shows a chimpanzee smoking cigarettes like a pro at the Hefei Wildlife Park in China after a tourist allegedly threw one inside the monkey enclosure.

The video, which has now received millions of views, was taken by a visitor. It shows the 15-year-old chimpanzee holding the cigarette between his fingers before smoking it. After taking a few puffs, the chimpanzee drops the cigarette to the ground.

While the video may give some viewers a good laugh, it has caused widespread anger among the public, with many criticising the zoo authorities for not supervising visitors.

According to reports, an unnamed spokesperson from the zoo hit back at the criticism by saying the chimp had only one cigarette and nothing bad can happen from that. She also said that it is not possible to monitor each and every visitor with a staff of only 100.

“We have tens of thousands of visitors each day, but there is only 100 staff. There’s no way we can monitor every visitor. We need to rely on the tourists themselves to behave,” said the spokesperson.

Source: TimesNowNews

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