Mummified Dayton's Monkey Now on Display at Science Museum

June 14, 2018 12:11 PM

The above video originally aired April 13.

The mummified monkey discovered during the renovation of the former Dayton's building on Nicollet Mall is now on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota.


The monkey was found back in April. Various theories as to its origins were posited, the foremost of which involved an escape from a pet store in the 1960s.

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The petrified primate will be on display in the museum's lobby until Sept. 3, although visitors shouldn't expect to find many answers about the monkey's origins there.

"We don't have a lot of information about this specimen, and that makes it difficult to tell a comprehensive story about it," said Laurie Fink, vice president of Science at the Science Museum. "Our scientists are experts in caring for specimens like this one, though, and we are pleased to be able to care for it properly and provide some scientific and historical context for people who have been following its story."

Still, it's not every day you get to see a mummified monkey.

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Anthony Brousseau

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