Video of Smoking Orangutan Goes Viral
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Video of an orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian zoo has gone viral. The footage led to renewed criticism of the zoo, which has been accused of mistreating animals in the past.
The video was shot Sunday by a visitor at Bandung Zoo, about 150 kilometers southeast of the capital, Jakarta. In it, a zoo visitor is seen throwing his lighted cigarette into the outdoor enclosure where the orangutans are kept.
A large, 22-year-old orangutan finds and picks up the cigarette and puts it to his mouth. Repeatedly, the animal is clearly shown breathing in smoke, then blowing it out. Some people can be heard laughing when the orangutan starts smoking.
But some animal rights activists did not find the video funny. They say it provides more evidence of poor supervision and animal control problems at the zoo.
Marison Guciano is an animal rights activist and founder of the Indonesia Animal Welfare Society. In a Facebook post, he admitted that the visitor was wrong for throwing the cigarette to the orangutan. But, he said a lack of supervision and education for visitors by zoo management is also a big problem. "Indonesia desperately needs animal welfare standards in its zoos," Guciano said.
A spokesman for the zoo said officials "much regretted" what happened with the smoking orangutan. He added that signs posted at the zoo warn visitors to not feed animals or give them cigarettes.
In the past, news reports have exposed starving and sick animals at Bandung Zoo. It was briefly closed in 2016 after a Sumatran elephant that died was found to have been poorly cared for and had evidence of beating on its body.
A change.org petition calling for Bandung Zoo to be closed has been signed by nearly 1 million people. The activist organization says tourists regularly report that animals kept at the zoo appear severely underweight and weak.
Indonesia is known for having a high smoking rate among its population. A World Health Organization (WHO) study found that in 2015, an estimated 76 percent of Indonesian males smoked.
In 2010, video of a 2-year-old Indonesian boy heavily smoking got international attention. Years later, at age 8, the boy spoke to the media about his cigarette addiction. But he said that after a long battle and much treatment, he had finally managed to quit.
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印度尼西亚动物园一只红毛猩猩吸烟的视频迅速在网上走红 。这段视频导致动物园再次受到争议，此前该动物园因虐待动物罪遭起诉 。
周日，一名游客在距首都雅加达东南部150公里处的万隆动物园拍下这段视频 。在视频中，一名游客公然将点燃的香烟扔进红毛猩猩的户外围栏里 。
一只22岁的大型红毛猩猩发现并捡起香烟，然后叼在嘴里 。大猩猩反复并清晰地展示了如何“吞云吐雾” 。猩猩吸烟时还能够听到一些游客的笑声 。
然而，一些动物权益活动家们并不认为这段视频有趣 。他们认为，该视频反而为动物园监管不力，存在动物管理问题提供了更多证据 。
动物权益活动家玛瑞森·卢西安诺（Marison Guciano）是印度尼西亚动物福利协会创始人 。他在脸书的一片博文中承认，游客向猩猩投掷香烟的行为的确欠妥 。他也指出，公园没有对游客进行妥善的监督和教育也是一个大问题 。“印度尼西亚动物园制定动物福利标准的需求已经迫在眉睫，”卢西安诺表示 。
动物园一名发言人表示，官方对于红毛猩猩的吸烟事件“深表遗憾” 。他还表示，动物园内张贴着禁止喂食或投掷香烟的标志 。
之前，有媒体曝光了万隆动物园动物饿死和生病的新闻 。2016年，该动物园被勒令暂时停业，起因是一只苏门答腊象因疏于照顾而死亡，尸体还上出现被殴打的痕迹 。
Change.org网站上呼吁关停万隆动物园的请愿书已经得到近100万人的签名 。动物活动家组织表示，经常有游客举报称，园内动物出现严重的体重过轻和虚弱现象 。
众所周知，印尼人吸烟率很高 。2015年，世界卫生组织的一份报告显示，约76%的印尼男性吸烟 。
2010年，一则有重度烟瘾的2岁印尼男孩的视频受到国际社会的关注 。几年后，一名8岁的男孩也向媒体公开了自己的烟瘾 。但男孩表示，经过一段时间的抗争和治疗后成功戒烟 。