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.

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London Zoo Lemur jumps on 'selfie' band wagon

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.

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."

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.

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

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