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Ape that went to college dies

August 9, 2017

Chantek, one of the world’s most famous apes, had passed away.

The male orangutan was among the first apes to learn sign language, could clean his room and even went to college to study. However, he died on Monday at age 39, at Atlanta Zoo.

Chantek, who was taught by a trainer who raised him like her own child, was being treated for heart disease.

He is one of the oldest male orangutans in North American zoos and was born at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta.

He was among a handful of primates who could communicate using American Sign Language.

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1

So sad this was the most saddest news ever

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This is so sadddddddddd

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so sad πŸ™ cant stand to see another ginger haired ape die πŸ™

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this is so sad why are people saying its funny

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that ape was smart

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He was soo young

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Chantek didn't deserve to die

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That's the saddest thing everβ˜ΉοΈβ˜ΉοΈβ˜ΉοΈπŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘ΏπŸ˜Ώ

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R.I.P ape. i cri every tim

10

this is really sad because there native

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sad news ):

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I feel really sad... This is awful!

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Ssssssssssaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddd

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im so sorry of your lost chantek

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That's alwful

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that is sad

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So sad 😭

18

How did he die

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why did he have to die

20

Wow. So cool and sad at the same time.

21

Aww, that is so sad, brings a tear to my eye...

22

ThT is soo sad

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Actually i think this is good news now who likes apes? am i right guys

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The ape is even smarter than me......

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I feel sorry for chantek the orangutan 😭πŸ˜₯😞

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How sad that is terrible

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That is super sad right

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Very very sad right!

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so sad but amazing how it learnt sign language sooo sorry buddie

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This is so so sad and unfortunate.

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That is so sad! :c

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i love u chantek you are my are my favorite animal

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thats sad πŸ™