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Paintings By Rescued Chimpanzees Are Colourful, Life-Affirming (PICTURES)

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We're not just about the LOLZ here at HuffPost UK Comedy. We're also about the heartwarming. And prepare to shed a little tear at these wonderful works below: colourful paintings by rescued chimps.

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zora b (85)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:02 am
Art is one of the enrichment activities enjoyed by many retired chimpanzees - and so the Humane Society of the United States has teamed up with six sanctuaries from the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance to showcase the talents of their residents.

Check them out in our slideshow below - and then go to the Humane Society website to vote for your favourite. The results will be announced on August 29 - and the winning sanctuaries will each receive a prize from The HSUS.

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:27 am
Thanks Zora
And he is better in his work/art than many modern artists ;)

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:05 am
Thanks Zora.

Christeen A (371)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:39 am
Thanks for sharing this beautiful artwork with all of us.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 9:09 am
Love the paintings! Some animals are far more creative than us! Thanks Zora

samantha l (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 8:52 pm
All of them are terrific!

cynthia l (207)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 9:20 pm
aww beautiful abstract lovely art. To bad the voting is closed ;(

Barb K (1688)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 10:16 pm
I loved the abstract art work by ALL the chimps!! When I was 12 we had a chimpanzee named Zippy visit our class. He was also an abstract artist and he painted a beautiful picture using yellow and red quick strokes. His handlers said whoever came up with the most creative name for his painting would win it. I raised my hand and cried out; 'Zippy Goes to Work!' A few of my other classmates came up with lousy titles and one of Zippy's handlers asked: 'Who came up with Zippy Goes to Work?' I raised my hand and they told Zippy to bring it over to me and he did. As they were leaving I asked them if I could hug and kiss Zippy goodbye and Zippy wrapped his arms around my neck and I gave him a hug and thanked him for his beautiful painting. Thnx Zora!

cindy g (9)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:48 am
Better than some of the works I've seen for sale!

. (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 8:46 am
I would buy #3 in the slide show in a minute.
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