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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2 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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2 months ago

"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

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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!

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

The Moto-Monkey's. The fiercest gang in all of India.

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Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Born to be wild

NanZ
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2 months ago

I sang that in my head when I read it.

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Jane Dorothy Warner
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2 months ago

Brings another meaning to 'The Hairy Bikers'.

Stefan Jankovski
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2 months ago

Monkeys Of Anarchy!

Ryan Michaud
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2 months ago

"quick lets get away before those fleshbags come back.

BusLady
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2 months ago

Do you even know how to ride one of these, Fred?

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Tim Skeens
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2 months ago

Scariest bike gang ever

EA
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2 months ago

Jumanji!

Suzanne Dunne
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2 months ago

Started a bike club, you coming?

Deidre Snee
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2 months ago

Scene from Jumanji

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

🎶🎵 “Hey, Hey we’re the Monkees and people say we monkey around, but we’re just here singing and to see everybody in town!” 🎶🎵

Drew Swirczek
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2 months ago

quick steal the bikes humand: up im calling the police

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

go before they see you!

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Runnin with the monkey pack. Who needs colors when you have fur.

Becky Hermann
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2 months ago

born to be wild...

Debra Powers
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2 months ago

Biker babes!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Just try it human

Eng Ching Shen
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2 months ago

The bikes are ours now

Kathie Daniel Fertur Lux
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2 months ago

Biker convention

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Rough looking, dangerous gang !!!

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Get ready to ride ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Kikka io
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2 months ago

the monkyangels

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Let's start the race!

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

I wouldn't mess with this biker gang!

Elizabeth McCartney
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2 months ago

No, No, Officer these are ours.

Reveluv_kpop
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2 months ago

there is 1 impostor among us...

John Augsburger
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2 months ago

Shame their little feet won't reach the pedals

Argha Chowdhury
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2 months ago

Rise of the planet of the apes - Bollywood version. This might be the climax scene

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

Bikers hangout

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Bike Week

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

Head out boys!

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

What are you staring at, human!

Russel Murphy
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2 months ago

Evolution in action... or is thast devolution?

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

Motor monkey bike scramble - ready to go !!!

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Did you just touch my bike beach?!

Warren Hall
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2 months ago

Biker gang.

Cindy Illsley
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2 months ago

We rule!

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

we are the jungle bikie gang

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

This is reason # 4 why I don't like monkeys!

Brendan McDonnell
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2 months ago

Dirty Mike and the boys!

Arenite
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2 months ago

The beginning of the Monkey Evolution Revolution!

Ain Pasquale
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2 months ago

Jumaji

Sara MacFarland
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2 months ago

Vroom vroom

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Hells Devils!

Colin Martin
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2 months ago

Born to Ride

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

'LET'S RIDE!'

Jean Thompson
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2 months ago

Born to be w-i-l-d !!!!

April Pickett
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2 months ago

I want one of them to ring that bell.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

Did I tell you the one about the monkey on a bike?

Julia Fusco
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2 months ago

this is the. real definition of wild dudes/ animals

Nick Buller
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2 months ago

WE RIDE AT NOON BROTHERS!

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

This is like The Wiz in real life

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago

gangsta

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

What can we do now, guys?

Barry Patterson
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2 months ago

Keys? I thought you had the keys.

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Lookin’ for a banana seat!

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Follow me !

Kareen Norgaard
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2 months ago

We da hells angels!

Mumof1
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2 months ago

Easy Riders

Colette Vick
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2 months ago

I'll take this one you take the other ones!

4736521
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2 months ago

we'll teach them. We're the cool primates now!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

these are our bikes now so back off

Makayla Rhodes
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2 months ago

Motor monkeys!

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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2 months ago

Hells monkeys

Dawn Murphy
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2 months ago

Get your motor runnin'...

Dawn Murphy
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2 months ago

Get your motor runnin'....

lara
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2 months ago

A cycle of monkeys

WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

Ok dude, here's the deal, 6 banana's and you get your bike back.

Martine Dorsey
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2 months ago

The "Brat Pack"!

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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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