not actually a monkeyThe 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.