Chimpanzee-smoker has died
In Republic of South Africa, in Bloemfontein Zoo died world-known smoker-chimpanzee Charlie.
According to Zoo representative, chimp has learnt this vicious habit by imitating Zoo visitors. First, Charlie has just imitated smokers' motions, applying two fingers to his mouth. Having noticed this, people began to throw inside the aviary cigarettes and lighters. Quick-witted animal has quickly learnt to smoke and little by little became addicted to tobacco.
At present moment doctors are finding out the reason of favorite's death, which in spite of smoking has lived unusually long for this kind of primates - 52 years instead of usual 36-40.