London Zoo Lemur jumps on 'selfie' band wagon

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The spotlight craving lemur hugged the camera lens as he took pictures from all angles. Credit: London Zoo

This lemur clearly decided to get involved in the recent trend for selfies before he took this series of shots.

The 12-year-old ring tail lemur, named Bekily, grabbed the camera from London Zoo keeper Tegan McPhail and seemed to enjoy his moment in the spotlight.

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The furry attraction snapped an action shot. Credit: London Zoo

Ms McPhail said: "We’re always taking quick pictures 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."

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Bekily takes a classic self portrait. Credit: London Zoo

The zoo in Regent's Park is offering people the chance to win a share of £10,000 by entering its animal photography competition.

The winning pictures will be displayed at a zoo exhibition this autumn.

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The ring-tailed lemur strikes a more thoughtful pose. Credit: London Zoo

For more information visit www.zsl.org.

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London Zoo Lemur jumps on 'selfie' band wagon

A lemur at London Zoo decided to get involved in the recent trend for 'selfies' and has taken a series of self portraits.