Chimpanzee smokes a pack of cigarettes every day

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A zoo in Pyongyang, North Korea has a clear star attraction -- Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee.

The zoo, which has been a popular spot since it reopened in July, is home to a 19-year-old animal whose North Korean name is "Dallae."

According to AP, she never inhales the smoke.

A zoo trainer enforces her habit by throwing her a light, and she lights her own cigarettes.

In other locations, this is considered an outrage. North Korean guests, however, absolutely adore the trick.

The zoo is also home to elephants, giraffes, penguins and monkeys, as well as another surprising resident -- dogs.

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