Smoking Orangutan Forced to Quit

September 12, 2011 Updated Sep 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM EDT

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Smoking Orangutan Forced to Quit

September 12, 2011 Updated Sep 12, 2011 at 6:11 PM EDT

A female Orangutan famous for smoking cigarettes thrown to her by spectators at a Malaysian zoo is being forced to kick the habit cold turkey, according to a story by the BBC.

Shirley was removed from the zoo last week, and is expected to be sent to a wildlife center once her rehabilitation is complete, according to the report.

Read the BBC report HERE.