NYU Researchers Believe They've Found the Real Life Inspiration Behind Dr. Seuss' Character The Lorax

NYU Primate biologists in the Department of Anthropology discover the Inspiration for the Dr. Seuss Lorax character and his Truffula trees. Through the use of facial recognition software, the researchers created a multidimensional map of primates in central Africa. They believe the Lorax was inspired by the Patas monkey.

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