I've seen it described as in this auction as a hand puppet. It has 4 holes in the back big enough to stick the tip of your fingers in. but the face doesn't do much and the whole thing is kinda awkward as a puppet. Does anyone know if it was actually sold as a puppet or something else. They always seem to come from the UK.
Bendy Planet of the Apes 1960s hand puppet POTA 1960s - RARE | eBay