Skeletal comparisons suggest that the animal was a macaque. The kitchen utensils, which were disposed of in the latrine together with the carcass, date the monkey's death to around 1350–1400. Healed bone fractures and traces of inflammation testify to a less than species-appropriate animal husbandry.
The issue is very topical, as the vote on «Basic rights for primates» on 13 February in the canton of Basel-Stadt has shown.
In the small presentation, not only the monkey's skeleton and other finds are on display, but also pictures and written sources shed light on the cultural and social environment in which the monkey lived its life as an exotic pet.