Monkeys to ride dogs at Galveston fair's 'Banana Derby'

Capuchin monkeys will ride dogs during a race at a fair in Galveston, Texas.
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Capuchin monkeys will ride dogs during a race at a fair in Galveston, Texas.

Credit: myagi/Pixabay

Credit: myagi/Pixabay

They don’t monkey around at the Banana Derby.

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The Galveston County Fair and Rodeo features a race with monkeys riding dogs, KTRK reported.

For the race, a Capuchin monkey reportedly will be dressed up like a horse jockey and will jump on top of a dog, the television station reported. Then, monkey and dog will race around a small track.

Organizers said they got the idea when their pet monkey, Gilligan, started riding the family dog, KTRK reported.