Thursday, November 10, 2005


The Mirror is among a number of outlets reporting on the news that John Cleese (of and Fawlty Towers fame) has been honoured with a newly discovered species of lemur being named after him.
The small woolly Avahi Cleesei lives on leaves in a remote part of Madagascar.

The name is a tribute to 66-year-old Cleese's conservation work, including a documentary about the plight of endangered woolly lemurs.

Its long legs are the only physical similarity to the actor, famous for his Silly Walks sketch.