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. Oakland

    He worked as a doorman at my Queens apartment.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. J

    David Schwimmer? Jake Gyllenhaal? Not even close, it's totally Peter O'Toole

    September 13, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. enb

    adraian brody

    September 13, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
    • enb

      i mean adrian brody

      September 13, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. dugg

    Gene Wilder.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. George W Bush

    It's me!

    September 13, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. jackie anderson

    This has to be Osama Bin Laden reborn. He looks identical to him. Reborn as a monkey. Of course, why not.

    September 13, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    He looks like an Amish Elder.

    September 13, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. iRunMyCity

    Adrian Brody is that you?

    September 13, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • erica

      it look like an human face monkey

      September 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cla

    Gene Wilder?

    September 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Redwood

    It looks like Moses

    September 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Shario1

    Ryan Gosling with lots of facial hair.

    September 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rod Stewart

    Looks like the old Rod, after a couple hits

    September 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Charm

    Ben Stiller

    September 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Heah Watson

    Adrien Brody stars in a Planet of the Apes remake??

    September 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    I would say George W. Bush, but Bush's eyes are closer together, and he has much bigger ears. Prince Charles, ditto. (duh. Bush and Charles are blood related to Colin Powell, a much closer match)

    September 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
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