Wednesday, 24 March 2010


Johor Zoo, Malaysia. This female orangutan I observed literally begging to be thrown a lighted cigarette. She carried with her the butt of an extinguished cigarette, all the time acting with more and more frustration.

When no one threw a cigarette to her, she took to ripping a coco-cola can apart with her teeth. Then she led down looking to me as she was suffering severe withdrawal (from nicotine) symptoms. The zoo and government authorities don't care.