Chain-smoking chimp is the star attraction at zoo in North Korea
Published: Oct. 20, 2016 at 9:25 AM EDT
Meet Azalea the smoking chimpanzee. She is the star attraction at Pyongyang’s Central Zoo in North Korea.
The 19-year old chimp reportedly smokes a pack of cigarettes a day. She can even light her own cigarettes when the zoo trainer throws her a lighter. If a lighter isn't available, Azalea can light up if a lit cigarette is tossed her way.
The zoo insists Azalea doesn't inhale. A smoking chimp would typically spark outrage, but zoo visitors are delighted, screaming with laughter while Azalea smokes. Thousands flock to see her daily. She can also perform other commands like dance or touch her nose.