A new species of monkey was recently discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo called the Cercopithecus lomamiensis. We can't help but wonder, did our favorite octogenarian restorer get to the furry beast before scientists did?

"The Sun" first pointed it out, and now we can think of nothing else: this monkey is the spitting image of our beloved botched Jesus fresco! Do you see the uncanny resemblance?

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In case you missed the hullabaloo, the very serious art world got a hearty LOL when Cecilia Gimenez took it upon herself to spruce up an church fresco's fading depiction of Christ, and things quickly got out of hand. Gimenez ended up turning "Ecce Homo" into Beast Jesus, a furry sci-fi Ewok thing that has inspired many an internet meme and has earned a devoted fan base.

Do you think the funky fresco and adorable primate are long-lost dopplegangers?

Check out some hilarious comments made about Jesus' savage new look:

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