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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words

Some pictures are impossible to capture in just a few words, the stories behind them are far too fascinating. Week by week, we bring you a collection of photos just like these. 

When it comes to pictures that are worth more than 1000 words, there is complexity. It's not just that these pictures are beautiful, which they are, but we also see the story behind them - the emotions, the atmosphere, the endless possible situations which might have led to the pictures being taken. They could be funny, heartwarming, or awe-inspiring. They might make you smile, or they might make you think. What's for sure is that there is no way we could sum them up in anything less than 1000 words. 

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Watching this legend at work is potentially more entertaining than watching a human take on the course. 

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Tumblr Thread on Ape Sign Language Is a Feels Trip

There have been a few high profile cases of researchers teaching gorillas and chimps sign language. Here Tumblr shares some of the dark and incredible moments with different apes and ASL. For some more everyday moments of animal intelligence, here are the most creepily intelligent things peoples pets have done. For some interesting tumblr animal stuff, here's an informative thread on how cats became domesticated.

Stories of sad and wholesome ape sign language from tumblr | Even more interestingly, after Washoe and Loulis bonded, she started teaching him American Sign Language same way human parents teach their children only took Loulis days to learn his first Washoe. and aside the seven that his human handlers learned around him. he learned to speak in ASL just as
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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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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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Well, the odds of a "planet of the apes" scenario just shot through the roof. Pretty soon he's gonna be contacting other chimps, they're gonna organize, and it'll be all over for people. We had a good run, I think.

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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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14 Rattled Zookeepers Share The Craziest Things They've Seen Animals Do

These zookeepers experienced some alarmingly close brushes with unexpectedly dangerous animals. Whatever you might see in an animal's appearance is just that; it's what's taking place in the brain that occupies their skull, you need be wary of. With no way to understand animals on a verbal level, we've gotta fall back on our crazy thing called an animal instinct. 

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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! 

Watch what happened!  

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I've heard plenty of hilarious tales of chimpanzees doing their thing, and letting shit fly at one another; but this has gotta be the first time I've witnessed a chimpanzee letting loose a shit-coated pitch of straight up rancid nastiness, for an old lady, no less. 

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