New Lemur Species Named After John Cleese

A new species of wooly lemur has been named in honour of John Cleese in recognition of his work to protect lemurs in general. The avahi cleesei, which weights less than two pounds and eats leaves, was discovered in Western Madagascar in 1990 by a team led by anthropologist Urs Thalmann and his colleague Thomas Geissman of Zurich University

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