Orangutan Smokes Cigarette; Bandung Zoo Tracks Down Perpetrator
7 March 2018 22:08 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Bandung Zoo managements publically asked the person responsible for giving one of the zoo`s orangutans a cigarette to make a public apology.
“We urge the perpetrator to apologize to the public,” said Bandung Zoo spokesman Sulhan Safi’I on Wednesday, March 7. Meanwhile, zoo management is tracking down the identity of the suspect.
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The public was stunned by a viral video that showed an orangutan smoking a cigarette at the Bandung Zoo. The video that was uploaded to a Facebook account under the name Marison Guciano showed the orangutan picking up a cigarette that was thrown by one of the zoo’s visitors.
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Representing the zoo, Sulhan Safi’I appreciated that someone had recorded the incident on camera. He said that it will be used for further evaluation of the zoo's security measures.
Bandung Zoo management is tracking down the perpetrator, that had their face clearly identified in the video.