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Orangutan caught puffing on cigarette thrown into enclosure by visitor at Saigon Zoo

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  • A male orangutan at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City was captured on video puffing a cigarette a visitor threw into its enclosure.
  • The Borneo orangutan watches the crowd as he takes two long drags shortly before snuffing out the cigarette butt on a stone.
  • Saigon Zoo has claimed that the orangutan was not given a cigarette by staff.
  • The video has left some internet users appalled, raising concern over the critically endangered orangutan’s health.

Video captured by a visitor at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City shows a male Borneo orangutan puffing on a cigarette purportedly thrown by a visitor.

In the video, the orangutan is seen taking two long drags of the cigarette as he watches the crowd. He then stubs the butt out on a stone in front of him before tossing it away. 

Chinese zoo sparks outrage for forcing cigarette on baby monkey for ‘anti-smoking campaign’

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A Chinese zoo has deleted a viral video of a baby monkey smoking a cigarette after facing backlash from social media users.

“Anti-smoking campaign”: In Hengshui Wildlife Park in China’s Hebei province, a baby macaque named Banjin was filmed smoking a cigarette for the park’s “anti-smoking campaign,” reported The Science Times

Man Gets Sprayed with Fire Extinguisher After Ignoring Gas Station’s Request to Stop Smoking Cigarette


A man who ignored a warning to stop smoking was met with the shock of his life when a gas station worker literally blasted a fire extinguisher in his face to put out the cigarette.

The incident, which was captured on surveillance camera in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in China, happened on March 24 when the unnamed man pulled out of a gas station after filling up his car. However, he suddenly stopped his car at the entrance to light up a cigarette.

Hayao Miyazaki Admits He Smoked Around Friend Who Died of Lung Cancer During Eulogy

Many friends and colleagues have gathered to say their farewells to one of the legends in the Japanese anime industry, Isao Takahata, with his close friend, Hayao Miyazaki, delivering an emotional eulogy and remembering the memorable moments they’ve spent together.

While speaking in front of friends and colleagues by the portrait of Takahata surrounded by thousands of flowers on Tuesday, Miyazaki shared the time when they had to ask the late co-founder of Studio Ghibli if he could stop his smoking habit and how he purposely smoked beside him after he quit.