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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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Teacher's Disparaging Comments About Student On Facebook Is NOT Liked

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She said what?!

A elementary school teacher is in some hot water for a comment she made on a social media website that was obviously about one of her students - an eight year-old.

Here's what the teacher said on Facebook:

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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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