not actually a monkey

The first monkey fact that should probably be mentioned is the fact that the Surfing Monkey is actually not a monkey.  It’s a chimp.  This was first pointed out to me by a biologist friend John Losey and later confirmed by a primatologist.  That’s right, we know a real live primatologist.

“Surf Monkey is not a monkey.  It’s a chimp.   A monkey is not a chimp, it’s an ape.  People are apes too.  And what I tell my 3 year old is ‘Ape, no have tail'”                                                                                                                     -Tamsin Woolley-Barker Phd, Evolutionary Anthropology, Primatologist, NYU.

no tail here

yup, "no have tail"


3 Responses to “Monkey Facts”


  1. 1 John Losey
    April 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    So glad to see the Surf Monkey (chimp) has this site to call home. Also glad to see my diagnosis (of the lack of “monkeyness”) was backed up by an expert.

  2. November 4, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Your site is brilliant I will have to read it all, thank you for the diversion from my studies!

  3. November 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The layout for your site is a bit off in Epiphany. Even So I like your blog. I may have to install a “normal” browser just to enjoy it. 🙂


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