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  1. Mike Bulgakov

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    Endangered lemurs get Fawlty name

    Known for his work in highlighting their plight, comedian John Cleese has now had a new species of lemur named after him.
    The avahi cleesei was discovered in western Madagascar in 1990 by a team of scientists from Zurich University.

    Now the researchers have named the primate - which weighs less than a kilo - after the Monty Python star.

    Lemurs are considered the most endangered of all primates and live only on Madagascar.

    The island has evolved in isolation for 165 million years.

    Mr Thalmann told the New Scientist magazine that long legs are not the only attribute lemurs share with Cleese.

    "Woolly lemurs can't really walk - but they do enjoy silly jumps," he said.
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    I will have to look forward to the next Bistro visit featuring a bit of hanging in the corner watching Fawlty Towers episodes on DVD with the lemur, sipping on some Stoli swiped from the Fischer bag while periodically gazing at the silly "hopping" going on up on the ceiling fan.:p
     
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