Chimpanzee Art Contest Winners Announced

Press Release dated August 29, 2013 from Humane Society of the United States.

Renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and public voted on favorite artwork to benefit sanctuaries.

Brent, a 37-year-old chimpanzee from Chimp Haven won 1st place with his unorthodox painting technique of only using his tongue.   Chimp Haven
Brent, a 37-year-old retired chimpanzee from Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., has won first place in The Humane Society of the United States’ Chimpanzee Art Contest, which featured paintings created by chimpanzees living in sanctuaries throughout the United States and generated more than 27,000 votes. Famed primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall reviewed the entries and selected a painting by Cheetah as the best in a judged prize category.

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