Who's the monkey? Lesula's famous lookalikes
Who do you think Lesula looks like?
September 12th, 2012
10:29 PM ET

Who's the monkey? Lesula's famous lookalikes

A new species of monkey was unveiled to the world Wednesday after scientists discovered the little guys living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo three years ago.

But after years of studies to confirm the species - Cercopithecus lomamiensis, Lesula for short - was indeed the first known of its kind, many who gazed upon the primate's face had the feeling they'd seen him somewhere before.

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From heartthrob celebs to  favorite family members and friends, the CNN community has gone ape trying to figure out just who this monkey looks like. Here's what some of our commenters had to say. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

family and friends

StraightDs Thats not a new species of monkey, thats David Schwimmer.

lizzy10 Sorta looks like my Uncle Vic, only with kinder eyes.

Jameserizer Hey, I know that dude!  Man, I went to school with that dude!

Rob LeeI don't think it was very nice for them to post my high school yearbook photo. That was 10 years ago and I was really tired and I didn't shave because I wanted to look old and cool. Besides, do you know how long it takes to shave your entire forehead and face?

Sexy celebs

FBr David Lee looks like a cartoon version of jake gyllenhaal, no offense to that good actor.

Abdullah719,Muslim.I can totally see the resemblance of this one with Paris Hilton, can't you??

NavChief Hey, It's Chris Barron from the Spin Doctors.

A blast from the past

MeJustMe The monkey looks like a woodcut of Isaac Newton.

HoneyBee1234 Beautiful monkey. Looks so calm. My first thought upon seeing it was that it reminds me of The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

Jesus... or something like that

Scazman Hey its the restored spanish Jesus!

foofighter73 I see the face of a sad Jesus in that monkey.

Dash Erkina It's Fresco Jesus!

dicyanin hahaha....first thing in mind

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  1. Rae

    No, no. The lesula looks like Leonardo Da Vinci!

    September 14, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • 2zanon

      my first thought was Leonardo DaVinci. Though there is a slight resemblence to the mona lisa, too.

      September 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rae

      Yes, the monkey and Mona Lisa share the same secret.

      September 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rmkeyjr

    Honestly. It looks like Gene Wilder in the "Frisco Kid"!

    September 14, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. juan valdez

    seems to resemble bashar al-assad

    September 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Matt

    It looks just like a young Jerry Seinfeld!!!! Whats with these monkeys who look like people!?!

    September 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Johnny

    I wanna hug it

    September 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Adrian Turner

    It has the look of Peter Sellars

    September 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Who data man

    That's oh some a been monkey right there.

    September 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. faeriekeeperrikki

    Rafiki? or... NO. It's QUI-GON JINN. It's gotta be. Or the animated version of Obi-Wan.

    September 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Southern mom


    September 16, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. Marie

    Its the double of Jimmy Durante !!!

    September 16, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jessie

    paul simon of course

    September 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jregan


    September 18, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. osei quasi

    it dedicated to all who disrespect GOD

    September 18, 2012 at 5:59 am | Report abuse |
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