US chimp Brent wins Humane Society art competition
Brent, 37, created a delicate, vibrantly coloured work featuring daubs of violet, blue and yellow on paper.
The entries were judged by noted primate researcher and conservationist, Jane Goodall.
The prize in the contest, sponsored by the Humane Society of the US will benefit Chimp Haven, Brent’s sanctuary in the US state of Louisiana.
Cheetah and Ripley won second and third prizes in the competition that garnered 27,000 votes.
Brent is a retired laboratory animal, and the Humane Society says he is protective of an elder companion, named Grandma, and “loves to laugh and play”.