Smoking chimp dies of old age at 52

7th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Charlie the chimpanzee, a fixture at Mangaung Zoo in Bloemfontein, South Africa, has died, aged 52, about 10 years more than the average for his species. Charlie became famous for smoking cigarettes that zoo visitors threw to him after badgering them by holding up two fingers to his mouth. He is believed to have picked ...

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