Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Random Things I Like: John Cleese with Lemurs


Really random, I know. John Cleese, a.k.a. one of the funniest Brits on Earth and member of the Ministry of Silly Walks, actually does quite a bit of work with lemurs. They're his favorite animal-- he even has a species named after him. The documentary I posted above is humorous and informative, which you may have expected from a Cambridge-educated former Monty Python member, not to mention adorable. Lemurs are freakin' adorable. You can watch the entire documentary on Youtube if you're hooked after that first part-- I was.

Did you know?
-Lemurs are "pre-primates," meaning you can sort've consider them to be our super super super distant cousins.
-Lemurs are only found in the wild in Madagascar.
-According to National Geographic, lemurs may have floated over to Madagascar on rafts made of vegetation-- how adorable is that?
-A group of lemurs is called a troop.
-Lemurs hop.
-The teensiest lemurs can weigh as little as one ounce. (Really, just try not to go "awww!)

Oh and also? Lemurs are endangered. Wanna help them? Go to Save The Lemurs to find out more!

What cool animals do you dig lately?


tywo said...

Awwww...so sweet, and cool.
I have just noticed how beautiful cats are. haha.


Weesha said...

aww such a cool post! I love John Cleese from his Faulty Towers days and lemurs amaze me, I got to see them on holiday in Singapore at a wildlife park- they're very very cool.

Destined For Now said...

Why would you do this to me?! I am hooked now. I love lemurs.

Miss Peregrin said...

Oh my gosh, who had the brilliant idea of teaming John Cleese with lemurs? BEST EVER. Lemurs are such interesting and adorable creatures.

Kimbirdy said...

those are hilarious photos! love john cleese and love lemurs! combined? way too fun. :)

rubybastille said...

That is the best thing! Although I might prefer Hugh Jackman with ocelots.

Kimberley said...

My boyfriend loves lemurs and really wanted us to go to Madagascar just to see them. While I researched volunteering opportunities that involved working with lemurs, he found out about all the deadly diseases over there and changed his mind. Haha! Maybe one day. Very cute pics!! :)


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