Lemur Stays Dry Under an Umbrella

updated 07/15/2012 AT 9:00 PM ET

originally published 07/17/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

What a novel idea!

When a wiley lemur at England’s Dudley Zoological Gardens got caught under a downpour, the small primate looked to the crowds and saw a solution to its problems.

The black-and-white ruffed lemur “spied an opportunity for fun, grabbed an umbrella from a visitor and made a dash for it,” said zoo spokesperson Jill Hitchman. “He carried it around for a while but abandoned the brolly when a gust of wind almost blew him over.”

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