After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago (edited)

And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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2 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

Helddj Gosfarot
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2 months ago

shh*

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Shhh, be vewy quiet, we're hunting wabbits

Michelle Geiger
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2 months ago

I just posted that! I guess I should read the rest of the comments first😂 It looks like a lot of others were thinking the same thing

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Wait, did I forget to turn the gas off?

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Shh, be quiet or you will miss it.

Donny Gerdes
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2 months ago

Shhhh I tawt I tawt a puddy tat

Mark Hansen
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2 months ago

"Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting Wabbits."

BusLady
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2 months ago (edited)

Quiet! Some guy's trying to take pictures.

Grayshine
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2 months ago

SHUT UP HONEY I'M BEING PHOTOGRAPHED I'M GONNA BE FAMOUS

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

Ewwwe who cut the cheese? Was that you Bob?

Sheri O'Sullivan
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2 months ago

Hmm, was I going East or West?

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

Shhhh.... I'm hunting wabbits.

Drew Swirczek
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2 months ago

ssssshhhhhh don't tell anyone that

Sin Nee
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2 months ago

Shush I’m try a rest k

Tugg Ster
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2 months ago

The Thinker

Leo Fragoso
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2 months ago

be very very quiet im hunting wabbits

WildBerry
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2 months ago

vewy, vewy quiet

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James Hardin
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1 month ago

he is hiding something

Abri Correa
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2 months ago

SHUSH

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

ssh, you saw nothing

KCN
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2 months ago

"Shut up, dammit!"

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Perfect shot !!!

Tammy Chism-Terihay
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2 months ago

Be very, very quiet...I'm huntin' wabbits.

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Shhhhh I have a hangover. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Larry Helms
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2 months ago

Shhh.... Be Vewwwwy Qwiet.... I'm hunting Wabbits..... Huh Huh Huh Huh.

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Precarious post!

Waimea Rankin
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2 months ago

When your sibling is about to tell mom

Kittens Okopnik
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2 months ago

I’m owlman. (Batman)

Amy Hurka-Owen
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2 months ago

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Jennifer Brown
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2 months ago

Be vewy vewy quiet...I is hunting wabbits

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

you saw... nothing

Faith Hurst-Bilinski
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2 months ago

Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

Sssiiilllence!

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

It’s been a long day!

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

oh she has borrowed my shawl!!

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

❤❤❤❤

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

you saw nothing

Alex K
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2 months ago

SHHH im hunting wabbits

Peter McDonald
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2 months ago

Shh, I’m hunting wabbit eeehh.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

hmm this needs consideration!

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

I see food be very quiet

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Left leg on the green circle...

Frogladysharon
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2 months ago

hhmmm witch way

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

"Can you keep a secret?

Tabassum Rahman
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2 months ago

Shutting you with style

Max Blank
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2 months ago

"How shall I kill thee, rat?"

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Shooshe the coyote might hear you.

Ruth Dyke
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2 months ago

Wow

Yolanda Mcnally
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2 months ago

Shhhhh be wery wery quiet. I’m hunting wibbits !

Debbie Morresey
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2 months ago

It went that way🐇

Erica Kendrick
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2 months ago

"Be vewwy quiet"

Michelle Geiger
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2 months ago

Shhh. Be very, very quiet. I am hunting wabbit!

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

SHHHHHHH!!!!

Cynthia Marrs
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2 months ago

Ssshhh

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Shhhh

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

shh its wabbit season.

Karen Chaddock
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2 months ago

Mom's the word!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Now, don't get your feathers in a . . . . . . . .

Madzdad the bard
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2 months ago

Be vewwy, vewwy qwuiet, I'm huntin' wabbits!

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

“Sh...element of surprise, Dope!”

Elizabeth Wilkins
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2 months ago

sniff sniff. Do Y'all smell that? Is it me?

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

You watching my private time too?

4736521
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2 months ago

can u keep a secret

Sue Knerl
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2 months ago

Shhhhh....I'm hunting rabbets.

AM Del
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2 months ago

Dad Bird: Shhhhh If mommy didn’t see it, it never happened ok?

Noddy
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2 months ago

Shhhhh.. koi aane ko hai.. bavar bavar.. ..

AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago (edited)

WOW a North American kestrel native to.... the north americas

Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

Some aquiline Kung-Fu master?

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

ssh, you saw nothing.

Darwinist
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2 months ago

"Psst, hey kid do you want some worms. No?"

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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