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Zoo keepers, who claim the animal doesn’t inhale the smoke, give the 19-year-old female chimpanzee about a pack a day and a lighter, AP reports.
If Dallae doesn't have a lighter handy, she's learned how to ignite a fresh cigarette with the butt of an old one at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang, according to the New York Daily News.
This isn't the only report of a smoking zoo chimp. Jia Ku, a 20-year-old chimp who lives at a zoo in China, has a smoking habit fueled by tourists, Mirror Onlinereports. Also, a chimp who died in 2010 was known for smoking cigarettes supplied by tourists against zoo keepers' wishes at a South African zoo. the BBC reports.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for 1,300 deaths every day in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.