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Sculpture, from the Apollo 18 promo representing the song

song name Mammal
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Apollo 18, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, Flood + Apollo 18
year 1992
first played January 23, 1992 (199 known performances)
run time 2:14
sung by John Linnell


  • According to John Linnell, most of the factual information contained in this song was collected from an encyclopedia.
  • "The monkey with no tail" may refer to the Barbary macaque, whose appearance is distinguished by a vestigial tail. In a broader sense, the lyric may also refer to apes or humans, who are notably distinguished from closely related monkeys by the lack of a tail.

Song Themes

Animals, Colors, Drinks, Educational, Food, Relatives, Science, Size, Temperature


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