New Lemur Species Named after John Cleese!

Nothing serious here. I just saw this article on Yahoo that says a new species of Lemur was named after British comedian and Monty Python alum, John Cleese. They will call the critters “avahi cleesei”.

Why? Well if you remember the movie Fierce Creatures, you’ll recall a most hilarious scene involving these tiny Madagascar-dwelling creatures. Cleese also did a documentary called “Lemurs with John Cleese” to shine a spotlight on the plight of these endangered little guys.

Congratulations John Cleese!

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