Oliver was a very unique chimpanzee that took the world by storm about 40 years ago. What made him so special was his incredible similarity to humans. If you never heard about Oliver, we suggest you check out these 5 awesome facts and learn more about the chimp that was almost human.

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In the 1960s Oliver was captured in the African Congo and got sold to animal trainers who brought him to the United States. This is where his life as one of the most studied and exploited chimpanzees in the world began.