Photo of the Week: October 11, 2013

Since the next “Transformers” movie has been shooting on location in Chicago lately it's only fitting we dedicate our Photo of the Week to a zoo resident named after that franchise’s wise Autobot leader.

Male chimpanzee Optimus Prime at Lincoln Park Zoo

In this image, male chimpanzee Optimus Prime is busy transforming a primate-chow biscuit into a nutritionally fortifying meal.

You can see O.P. at Regenstein Center for African Apes, where he lives in a family troop led by Hank—who is not named after an action-figure movie star.


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