Lemur does Rodin

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A LEMUR appears to have recreated one of the most famous poses in the history of sculpture.

A photograph of the cute creature at Edinburgh Zoo has been compared with Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker.

The lemur appeared to be deep in thought
The lemur appeared to be deep in thought

The female ring-tailed lemur seems to be in thoughtful pose with her hand curled up under her chin in a stance made world-famous by Rodin.

The photograph was taken by visitor Eleanor Brimelow, from Reading, Berkshire, who managed to capture the unexpected moment as she wandered around the animal enclosures.

The original sculpture in Paris
The original sculpture in Paris

She captioned the picture: “The Thinker – captured this lemur in a deep philosophical moment.”

The real ‘Thinker’ is a bronze sculpture of a nude male figure sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand.

Eleanor Brimelow captured the photo while visiting the zoo
Eleanor Brimelow captured the photo while visiting the zoo

The original was commissioned in 1880 for a doorway surround in Paris called The Gates of Hell and is still there.

The image is often used to represent philosophy, and there are 28 full-size castings on display around the world.

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