New species of gibbon named after Star Wars character, and Twitter can't cope


The Force is strong with this adorable newly-discovered gibbon species.

Thanks to some Star Wars-loving scientists, the new species in southwest China has been named in honor of our favorite hero from a galaxy far far away, Luke Skywalker.

Following the announcement, the Skywalker hoolock gibbon — aka “Simian Skywalker,” “Jungle Jedi” and of course, the scientific name, Hoolock tianxing — was warmly and appropriately welcomed by proud actor Mark Hamill, who portrayed Skywalker in the classic films.

So proud of this! First the Pez dispenser, then the Underoos & U.S. postage stamp… now this! #GorillaMyDreams #SimianSkywalker #JungleJedi

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 11, 2017 Read more…

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