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Chimpanzee returns zoo visitor's dropped shoe

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May 22 (UPI) -- A helpful chimpanzee at a Chinese zoo was caught on camera returning a shoe that had been dropped into the enclosure by a young visitor.

The video, recorded at the Shendiaoshan Wild Animal Nature Reserve in Weihai City, Shandong Province, shows a chimpanzee named Dong Dong playing with a shoe that had been dropped into the enclosure by a child.

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Onlookers can be heard cheering when the 14-year-old ape tosses the shoe back up to the crowd, where it was returned to the visitor.

A zookeeper said Dong Dong is a highly intelligent chimp and has been witnessed returning lost property to visitors in the past.

An elephant at the same facility was recently caught on camera performing the a similar service for a child whose shoe fell into the pachyderm's paddock.

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