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Vanilla the chimpanzee reacts after seeing the sky for the first time at Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Save the Chimps/via REUTERS

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28: Vanilla, a chimpanzee locked in a claustrophobic cage at US research labs for 28 years, was last year relocated to a sanctuary in Florida, where she is now free to frolic as she wishes. The sanctuary this week released a video of Vanilla seeing the sky for the first time, and it will wreck you. Happy Friday!

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