Zoologist and TV presenter Desmond Morris achieved worldwide fame in 1967 with his book The Naked Ape, exploring human behaviour. He is also known as a surrealist painter and exhibited alongside Joan Miró



He tells TateShots about the time he took Miró on a tour of London Zoo, and of Miró’s fascination for Congo the painting chimpanzee.

A major retrospective of Joan Miró is at Tate Modern, 14 April – 11 September 2011.