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. Zobby

    It looks like spanish jesus!

    September 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Nothing like a little humor to close out today's blogs?

    September 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Mitt Romney never looked better.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ari

    This is the nose that Michael Jackson wanted.
    Also resembles Orthodox icons.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RedTimbre

    And here I thought I was going to see some actual monkeys...

    September 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rusty Fingers

    john lennon

    September 13, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO ©

    You're all crazy. It's Ben Stein in need of a shave.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ana

    Patric Dempsey aka Dr. Shepherd from from Grey's Anatomy.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. drap™

    democratic republic ... .Jumbo Shrimp... .!

    September 13, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. Larry

    Dead ringer for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but with better hair. And likely much smarter.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. wandaiwc

    G-d created "Men" therefore we don't come from the monkey....Study theology and read the bible....you will be amazed....wisdom comes from our creator...

    September 13, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      How cute, Wandaiwc! It's refreshing to see that people still believe in fairy tales! Aww! It gives me giggles.

      September 13, 2012 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      I prefer to study science – more proof. Dinosaurs walked the earth and we have their gigantic bones in museums to prove it. Thanks but I'll pass on the theology thingy stuff.

      September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Vallegyrl

    I think it looks too human! Kinda like my former best friends husband!!!

    September 13, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. Regula

    This monkey looks a lot more dignified and interesting than the humans! How immensely beautiful is nature when it isn't destroyed by civilization.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • sassysticks53

      I agree!

      September 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pippa

    @wandaiwc –
    ok, then it must be "Men" who created monkey?

    September 13, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. Phil

    Just an observation. It looks like Osama Bin Laden.

    September 13, 2012 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
    • brian1204

      Lovanya, no, more like Mittens Romney...

      September 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe from CT, not Lieberman

      Oh, not at all. Please note the close family resemblance to Paul Ryan.

      September 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
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