Controversy grows over Orangutan smoking cigarette at Indonesian Zoo

A video of an Orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian Zoo is drawing a lot of criticism.

A man flicked his cigarette into the primates enclosure at which point the orangutan picked it up and began smoking it. The act drew some laughter from the crowd at the time, but now activists are saying the video is just further evidence of the Bandung Zoo’s lack of supervision.

The zoo has previously been accused of starving its animals and was temporarily closed in 2016 after an elephant was found dead with bruises on its body.

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