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.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
JOHN CLEESE LEMURS
The Mirror is among a number of outlets reporting on the news that John Cleese (of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers fame) has been honoured with a newly discovered species of lemur being named after him.