This is a real infant vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) skull from South Africa!
Our in-house Tobias Boch has transformed this specimen into an "exploded skull" - separating the skull along the natural seams (sutures) into its major components for a unique anatomical display.
These mostly herbivorous primates live in troops of between 10 and 70 individuals.
Interestingly enough, archaeological excavations in the ancient Roman-Egyptian port-town Berenike show they were kept as pets as early as the 1st Century CE and can be found in Mediterranean paintings dating back to 2000BCE!
This skull is available exclusively in Canada.