I grew up watching late night talk shows and the guests who'd bring animals were my favorites--Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Joan Embry from the San Diego Zoo, and, more recently, Jack Hanna from the Columbus Zoo.

And now Jeff Musial the Animal Guy has joined that prestigious (in my opinion) list. His appearance, Wednesday night, harked back to those days when Fowler and Embry would bring all manner of exotic creatures to Johnny Carson's desk and then later when Hanna would visit David Letterman.

I bet Jimmy Fallon had all those classic appearances in mind when Musial was showing off his spider monkey. (By the way, that monkey looks just like the one we had when I was a kid).

Very cool.

Don't forget. You can see Jeff Musial live and in person August 24th at the RiverPark Center in Owensboro.