Lemur Found on Tooting CommonA lemur named King Julien has been found freezing on Tooting Common.

Named after the character from 2005 film Madagascar, King Julien, who was found collapsed on the South-West London common suffering from hypothermia, he is now being closely monitored.

A vet at Victoria’s Blue Cross animal hospital has said, “This has got to be the most unusual animal we’ve ever taken in.”

After a three-day battle to save his life, nurses at the hospital have gradually coaxed King Julien into eating. He is now on the road to recovery ready to be transferred to the Specialist Wildlife Services who will try to rehome him. But the mystery remains as to how he ended up 6000 miles away from home on Tooting Common.