Primate found to be addicted to porn in Spanish zoo

New York, Jan 15 (ANI): Gina, a chimpanzee of the Seville Zoo in Spain, chose to solely watch adult entertainment channels when a television and remote control was placed in her enclosure.

Primatologist Pablo Herreros, writing in Spanish newspaper El Mundo, claimed that he made the discovery some years ago on a tour of the nation's chimpanzee enclosures, the New York Daily News reported.

During his research trip he conducted surveys on the behavior of the animals.

"What I could never imagine were the surprises prepared for me by a female of this species called Gina who inhabited Seville Zoo," Herreros wrote.

"Due to the intense interior lives that these animals have, you have to enrich their environment to stimulate them physically and psychologically.

"These usually consist of artificial mounds, toys and other inventions that require them to be active and sharpen their wits. It is the equivalent of occupational therapy for humans," he added.

To enliven Gina's nights, officials apparently decided to install a television, protected behind glass, and gave her a remote control so she could change the channels herself.

"The surprise was when they found that within a few days, Gina was not only using the remote control perfectly well, but that she also used to choose the porn channel for entertainment, as many of us would have done, " Herreros wrote.

"Although a small study estimated that porn films are only watched for about 12 minutes on average, the truth is that human and non-human primates possess an intense sexual life," he wrote. (ANI)

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