Permanent Solution for Smoking Orangutan at Solo Zoo (COP)
Lilik Kristianto, the Director of Taru Jurug zoo, stated as follows:
“One of zoo problems in Indonesia is the visitors tease the animals. Although there is a signage to do not give food or cigarette to the animals, but the people are still doing it and make a fun of it. Even, sometimes the visitors are trying to hurt the animals. This relocation is a permanent solution for this problem, and also providing better facilities that resemble to their habitat in the wild. Tori can climb to 5 big trees in this island. This could be one of the best enclosure in Indonesia.”
"Indonesia's Smoking Orangutan Moved to Isolated Island to Kick the Habit" (Jakarta Globe)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.