Meet The Chimp Who Paints Masterpieces With His Tongue

Brent The Chimp

This is Brent. Brent is a 37-year-old chimpanzee who lives at Chimp Haven, a sanctuary in Keithville, La. According to popular opinion, he’s also the greatest chimpanzee artist America has to offer.   Brent’s painting won first place in the Humane Society of the United State’s Chimpanzee Art Contest, garnering the most public votes during the online voting period, which ended last week. Sanctuaries for chimps retired from medical research or the entertainment industry use painting to keep their primate friends entertained.   All six of the chimp sanctuaries that submitted a work of chimp-created art received a $500 grant. As a top winner, Brent earned his sanctuary an additional $10,000 grant from the Humane Society. What’s his secret? Well, some might say it’s his unorthodox style. A true avant-garde artist, he only paints with his tongue.…MORE

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