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26 May 2017 22:50 (South Africa)

Smoking chimpanzee dies

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Charlie, the Manguang (Bloemfontein) Zoo's resident male chimpanzee has died at the ripe old age of 52. Charlie achieved international fame due to his bad-chimp antics, including smoking. Despite his unhealthy habit, Charlie lived about a decade more than the typical chimpanzee lifespan. Read more: TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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