Louisiana chimpanzee wins 1st prize in art contest

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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A painting by a 37-year-old Louisiana primate who applies color with his tongue instead of a brush has been deemed the finest chimpanzee art in the land.

Brent, a retired laboratory animal, was the top vote-getter in an online chimp art contest organized by the Humane Society of the United States, which announced the results Thursday. He won $10,000 for the Chimp Haven sanctuary in northwest Louisiana.

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