By Kyle Mullin
This fellow takes the term ‘party animal’ to a whole new level.
Earlier in the week, photos of a ciggy puffing Xinjiang zoo ape surfaced, quickly going viral across China’s social media sites and even making the news at a few UK outlets.
The photos show the chimpanzee puffing away on one cigarette, then lighting another with the smoldering butt–like a career smoker.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the last picture features the ape swilling a can of beer.
Some speculate the chimp picked up the bad habits from a prankster zoo keeper. One site even details how the ape would motion at zoo visitors to share their smokes as they watched him. Apparently they were happy to oblige.
No word yet on when the chimp will start to gumbai baijiu shots with Chinese businessmen. We’ll have to wait and see.
Photos from Sina.