How Disgusting!

Posted on May 10, 2011


So when you go to the zoo, you tend to see animals in well-kept habitats, maybe playing around with their siblings or habitat mates, possibly interacting with humans out of curiosity.

Well have you ever seen an Orangutan smoking? How about a Crocodile who has no water to soak in. Or maybe you’ve seen a tiger with barely the room to walk.

Just in case you haven’t, maybe you should go check out the government-run zoo in Johor Baru, in Malaysia. Home to 25-year-old Shirley who is a chain smoker. She fights with her fellow Orangutan mate Abu for cigarette butts thrown into the enclosure by Tourists. It is also home to animals, forced to perform for the visitors even though it is outlawed.

And this is government run?