I’ve seen this photo many times and it still knocks me out!

Dorothy died of heart failure at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon. (Photo: Monica Szczupider)

 

The photographer, Monica Szczupider, said the chimp was a “prominent figure” within a group of about 25 chimps. “Chimps are not silent. They are gregarious, loud, vocal creatures, usually with relatively short attention spans”, she said. “But they could not take their eyes off Dorothy, and their silence, more than anything, spoke volumes.”

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