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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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LOL: Fancy Orangutan Uses Towel

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OHEMGEE!!

This is CRAZZY! The Orangutan uses a wash cloth just like a human!! He even rings out the water before using it.

Okay, we admit this may be more scary than funny to those of you that have watched Planet of the Apes recently.

Impressive or creepy, you decide.

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Orangutan Is Allowed To Smoke At The World's Worst Zoo

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Orangutan Is Allowed To Smoke At The World's Worst Zoo

Wow.

A trip to the zoo should fill any animal fan with a sense of joy wonder, but in Malaysia the experience inspires revulsion.

Crocodiles struggle in waterless enclosures while lions and tigers are trapped in boxes barely big enough to house them, leaving no room to roam around.

But worst of all is the plight of Shirley, a 25-year-old orangutan, who competes with cage-mate Abu for cigarette butts thrown by tourists to satisfy her smoking habit.

Last October a new law was passed that gave the zoos six moths to clean up their act but when the June deadline passes there will have been shamefully little progress made.

Some animals were being made to perform, despite the practise being banned, but worst of all was the example of one zoo that had been obtaining its animals on the black market.

If you visit Malaysia, save yourself the heartbreak and steer clear of the zoos.

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