La chimp wins Humane Society chimp art contestAugust 29, 2013 @ 1:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 37-year-old chimpanzee who paints with his tongue has won $10,000 for a sanctuary in northwest Louisiana.
Brent of Chimp Haven in Keithville was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States. The results were announced Thursday.
Six sanctuaries around the country competed.
Humane Society spokeswoman Nicole Ianni (eye-ANN-ee) says that before votes were tallied, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall chose her favorite, which won $5,000. That painting, by Cheetah at Save the Chimps in Fort Pierce, Fla., also won second place in online voting and another $5,000.
Ripley from the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Fla., won third place and $2,500.
Sanctuaries in Oregon, Washington state and Kentucky also competed.
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