Louis the chimpanzee was a former UK TV commercial star in the '70s and '80s, starring in ads for PG Tips, a brand of tea.
The ads, or adverts as the Brits say, were spy parodies.
Louis would play Brooke Bond, a parody of James Bond and it's so CUTE!
Sadly, Louis has passed away at the ripe age of 37 after a short illness.
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Amy Smart and her hunky husband Carter Oosterhouse have decided to open up a vineyard!
They're following in the footsteps of folks like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie!
So what is the name of this winery??
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The illegal wildlife trade is literally a multibillion-dollar industry!
The same type of trafficking that's almost made tigers extinct is now threatening great apes!
Chimps, orangoutangs, gorillas and bonobos are all being plucked from their natural habitats and bought by private collectors or disreputable zoos.
The numbers are cray cray!
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Great!!! Now we have even MAWR hide n seek partners!!!
Researchers at Emory and Georgia State Universities have found that chimpanzees can play nice with each other, much like humans.
They studied a group by playing the ultimatum game, a test given to humans as well.
In the chimp version, one of them was given tokens, one which represented fairness (each chimp receiving the same amount of banana slices) and the other selfishness. The chimps were able to
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Peas and carrots, folks! That's the bond between alpha male Tumbill and baby Shangwe!
Tumbill, or Billy, is the top chimp at the Artis Royal Zoo but he's loving the newest addition to the fam.
Alpha males are important to chimpanzee society. They are not always the biggest but they are the best at forging relationships.
Chimps for President! LOLz!
So CUTEz! We ADORE Billy and Shangwe!
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While we'll never understand the urge to own a chimp, we always hate it when they are abandoned.
Michael Jackson's pet chimp, Bubbles, has been left high and dry by the Jackson family. The primate was left out of MJ's will and Bubbles is currently "in retirement" in Florida.
Prince, Paris and Blanket used to play with Bubbles all the time, but they have visited nor contributed any cash to Bubbles' $20,000 keep.
Sad…stuck in retirement with no one to talk to…
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Nim Chimpsky is widely known for being raised by humans after he was taken from his mommy in 1973 at the Institute for Primate Studies in Oklahoma.
But now, to illustrate the chimpanzee's life of science experiments and learning sign language in order to communicate with others, his story is set to be told in an HBO documentary, which is based on the book, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human by Elizabeth Hess.
Nim unfortunately passed in 2000 from a heart attack, but according to his fav caretaker, Bob Ingersoll, he said "It might actually be fair to say he died of a broken heart."
The film won't debut until December 20, but you can the 4-1-1 on Project Nim (above)!
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