Did Tarzan release his monkeys in Florida?

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There is a colony of Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta), often called the Rhesus Monkey, that is well established and thriving in Florida, USA. This population gained a foothold niche in the Silver River State Park as a result of being released by a tour boat operator known locally as “Colonel Tooey” to enhance his “Jungle Cruise” ride some time around the Spring of 1938. A traditional story that the monkeys were released for scenery enhancement in the Tarzan movies that were filmed at that location is false, as the only Tarzan movie filmed in the area, 1939’s Tarzan Finds a Son! contains no Rhesus Macaques.

 
 

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