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Baby chimps and puppies… need we say more?!

Jenny and Jim Desmond are parents to an unusual and very large family – over 20 orphaned baby chimpanzees. Their home in Liberia is rapidly becoming too small for this rambunctious troop of animals, so they're building a sanctuary in the forest. But before the babies can move out, they need to learn how to live like wild chimps. They need to attend a baby chimp school. And what's better than some puppies as playmates? Watch their unique story on BBC  

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Using a Fallen Branch As a Ladder, a Smart Chimp Escaped From Its Enclosure At Belfast Zoo

Using a fallen tree branch as a ladder, at least one chimp left their enclosure. A spokesperson for Belfast City Council said the animals were reunited quickly. Check out the incredible videos. 

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20 Crazy WTF Facts About Monkeys

This is the first fact: monkeys are the best. We can all agree on that, right? Our closest ancestors are smart, cute, sometimes scary, have adorable little hairy human hands, ugly-in-a-painfully-cute-way babies, and well, I want one as a pet. Or more like a companion, like Curious George. I could go on all day about how great monkeys are, but instead I'll give you these 20 facts that will blow. your. mind. and have you Youtubing monkeys for the rest of the work day. Sorry not sorry. 

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Project Chips, an animal sanctuary in Blue Ridge, Georgia that provides a forever home for former medical research chimpanzees, shared this amusing footage of nine young chimpanzees having the best time ever playing in a giant tub filled hundreds of colorful plastic balls.

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This very smart chimp knows what he wants, and isn't afraid to ask for it. Zoo visitors got to see just how smart chimpanzee's are when one in particular saw a bag filled with drinks and bananas. You would think they want to banana, but the funny Chimp asked for the drink instead! 

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