First off, thanks for posting the story JJ - very interesting. I happened upon another primate story from New York - this one at Buffalo Museum of Science. There was a very famous chimpanzee named Eddie who lived for decades at the Buffalo Zoo and then became a mounted animal at the museum there. Marlin Perkins, of fame at the St. Louis Zoo and 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" (for us old guys), began at Buffalo and Eddie even gave him a send off http://buffalonews.com/2015/11/11/buffalo-40s-zoos-marlin-perkins-eddie-chimp/ Eddie was a darling in his early years entertaining children http://galleries.buffalonews.com/default.aspx?id=3644#/25 - facebook page. Now Eddie is a mounted piece. At the Carnegie we have a Silerback Gorilla named George who lived at the Pittsburgh Zoo and was mounted close to 40 years ago by Otto Epping and Daniel Oppliger using hair transference for the head and feet. I found a couple images of the diorama created by Pat Martin to hold this Gorlilla. I think setting a primate into a natural habitat gives the animal more class.