And now for something completely different...*

German scientists have named a new species of lemur after British comic actor John Cleese. Cleese is best known for his work on the TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus, and starred as a lemur-promoting zoo director in the film Fierce Creatures.

The scientists announcing the discovery note that, while the Cleese lemur cannot really walk, it does make some rather silly jumps.

* "Ooh, that was a bit predictable."

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