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8 Famous Animals (Slideshow)

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8 Famous Animals (Slideshow)

 

While we’re all familiar with the standard selection of movie stars, musicians, and athletes that populate the ranks of human celebrities, the world of famous animals is often more interesting. Like humans, animal celebrities rise to fame as a result of luck, talent, or some combination of both. More often than not, though, what sets famous animals apart, is that they usually arrive at success in stranger ways. From actors and artists to animal intellectuals, click through to check out some of the most intriguing animal celebrities around.

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1. Congo the Painting Chimp.

Critics of abstract art often claim that even children can paint that way; this artistic primate proved that a chimpanzee can, too! Born in 1954, Congo was a resident of the London Zoo, and began creating art when celebrity zoologist (and a painter himself) Desmond Morris handed him a pencil. He soon moved on to painting, and produced hundreds of pieces by the age of four. He had his work shown in galleries and even sold at auctions. One of his most famous human fans? None other than artistic genius Pablo Picasso, who reportedly hung one on the wall of his studio.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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1:26PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

dzięki

1:21PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

sweet

4:44PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

that was just wonderful! Thanks so much.

11:19AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Thanks.

7:36AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

I think only good and caring humans have a heart for animals and are also kind to fellow humans.

4:27AM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

12:39PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Thank you.

9:51AM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

Thanks

9:06PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

6:07AM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

very interesting, thank you

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