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Portrait of a Gentleman
S C Bachus
Oakland Zoo

I remain uncertain whether this chimpanzee is on a retainer from the Oakland Zoo to pose for photographs, or if he is just naturally inquisitve. In any event he readily assumed the "well-published author" pose for me when I first encountered him at the Zoo several years ago. He allowed me to take several photos, then wandered off to another part of his natural but well maintained home. To this day, I am dogged by the possibility that my new friend was equally intrigued by the similarity of our goatees.
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