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Indonesia's Smoking Orangutan Will Go Cold Turkey

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It took TEN YEARS but the Taru Jurug Zoo will finally get the smoking orangutan off cigs.

Tori is 15 years old but she's been smoking for a decade. Tourists would throw lit cigarettes at her and watch in stupidity awe as Tori puffed away.

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Orangutan Gets His Broken Leg Fixed

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Puyul the 40-year-old orangutan broke his leg when he fell out of a tree.

Conservationists found him and brought him to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) and treated him.

He was put on fluids, x-rayed and even had a random air rifle pellet removed from his body.

Indonesia has lost about half of its rain forests in the last 50 years.

That means less trees and maybe that means less branches to grab and that would mean more falling monkeys.

So there's another reason to save the rain forests.

Can't wait til Puyul is up and running again!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Brand New Baby Orangutan!

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OMG!

What a cutie!!

Look at that little diaper she's in!

Check out the above video to see a sweet, little baby orangutan who was just born at a zoo in Indonesia.

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Update: Smoking Orangutan Is Quitting

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Remember, Shirley? The orangutan from a Malaysian zoo who has a smoking habit?

Well we're glad to report she'll be quitting her smoking habit!

Shirley was rescued by authorities from the zoo and taken to a new sanctuary where the zoo director assures that she will not be provided with anymore cigarettes because:

"…smoking is not normal behaviour for orangutans".

Yeah, we'd think so.

Shirley is quarantined at the zoo as she tries to quit cold turkey.

She's apparently not depressed and doing well so far.

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Blind Orangutan Gives Birth To Twins

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Blind Orangutan gives birth to twins

An elderly and blind orangutan named Gober has given birth to twins at a rescue center in western Indonesia.

The proud mom gave birth to a boy named Ganteng and a girl named Ginting last Friday and appears to be caring for them all on her despite her disability.

We wish Gober could see how adorable her kids are, but she looks like she is enjoying her time with them just fine.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Meet Nenette!

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She's an orangutan who's spent the last 40 years of her life in a zoo after being taken from the jungles of Borneo.

This is her story and we think, its an important one to hear about.

Check out the trailer for Nenette! (above)

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Even Animals Need To Diet Sometimes

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So cute, yet slightly sad.

At 225 pounds, Oshine is one fat big orangutan. About twice the size of a normal orangutan.

Turns out Oshine had been living in captivity with humans as their pet for most of her life in South Africa. And her family liked to keep her happy - with food!

But after her family turned her over to England’s Monkey World, it was time to get her on a diet.

And now the healthy meals consist of lots of fruit and veggies, a bit of lean protein, and no sweets or processed foods.

Check out the clip above to watch Oshine’s battle to lose the weight and learn how to become part of an orangutan family.

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