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St. Louis, Missouri: Monkey Man

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St. Louis Zoo

Address:
Wells Drive, St. Louis, MO
Directions:
St. Louis Zoo. South entrance to the zoo (Wells Drive). Once past the turnstiles veer right, cross the railroad tracks, stay right and go up a slight hill, following signs for Historic Hill and Herpetarium. The statue will be on the left, about a hundred yards past the Herpetarium building and the statue of the Snake Man.
Hours:
Daily 8am - 7pm Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Monkey Man.

Monkey Man

George Philip Vierheller was the first director of the St. Louis Zoo. A bronze statue shows him awkwardly hugging a chimpanzee, and is the subject of whispered jokes.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/03/2012]

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George Philip Vierheller statue.

Monkey Man

I didn't realize this statue was as awkward looking as it is!

[Amanda, 06/27/2017]

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