ZSL London Zoo’s lemur snaps a selfie

‘Anything Ellen can do, I can do better’ seems to be the approach taken by one of ZSL London Zoo’s playful ring-tail lemurs, who was caught snapping his own ‘selfies’ just a few days after the Oscars’ host now-infamous pic took Twitter by storm.

 

Bekily, a 12-year-old male ring tail lemur, grabbed the camera from keeper Tegan McPhail during feeding time and made sure the focus was all on him.

 
Bekily, a 12-year-old male ring tail lemur, taking a selfie
 

Keeper Tegan said: “We’re always taking quick pics of the animals we look after – as with workmates this cute, it’s hard to resist - but Bekily definitely wanted to get in on the action himself this time.

“As I was snapping away, he grabbed the camera lens and pulled it towards his own face. It took him a few attempts but he got a great profile pic in the end.

“I doubt we’ll be entering his pics into photography competitions anytime soon; however I think he did a pretty good job!”

 
Bekily, a 12-year-old male ring tail lemur, taking a selfie
 
ZSL London Zoo is encouraging all keen wildlife photographers – excluding lemurs – to enter the ZSL Animal Photography Prize which closes on 1st April 2014.  With just three weeks left to enter, photographers are in with the chance to win a share of a £10k prize fund, and have their image displayed in a stunning exhibition at ZSL London Zoo this autumn. 

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