Check out the fuzzy monkey that inspired the Lorax

Researchers may have discovered the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’ Lorax character and his Truffula trees.

Primate biologists at NYU used facial recognition software to create a multidimensional map of primates in central Africa. The researchers believe that Dr. Seuss took his inspiration for the Lorax from the Patas monkey.

Patas monkey (Lorax concept)
(Credit: Nassarasta/Wikimedia Commons)
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Source: NYU

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