Malaysian officials confiscated Shirley, an orangutan at one of the state-run zoos, because apparently her cigarette smoking had gotten out of hand. The authorities removed her because they said smoking isn't natural for monkey-like creatures Did they at least give her some Nicorette or a patch or something?
No, Shirley had to quit cold turkey. In their defense, zoo workers weren't feeding her fiend for Camels, but visitors, knowing about her bad habit, would throw cigarettes into her cage for her to light up and amuse them. It's a whole nation of enablers! Shirley is now in another zoo—and said to be doing fine without her favorite vice—and will be taken to a wildlife center in Borneo to live out the rest of her days smoke free. Too bad, Virginia Slims really missed an endorsement opportunity.