Say cheese! Lemur takes a selfie at London Zoo
Bekily the ring-tailed lemur snatched the camera from his keeper to capture the shots
In the bid to win the prize for the most original selfie we’ve had the belfie (read: Kim Kardashian’s bottom), the welfie (that oh-so-smug post-gym shot), the drelfie (a selfie taken while drunk) and now… the lemur selfie.
That’s right: Bekily, a 12-year-old male ring-tailed lemur, has been getting in on the on-going craze by posing for candid snaps at ZSL London Zoo.
Grabbing the camera from keeper Tegan McPhail during feeding time, the mischievous lemur decided to give Ellen DeGeneres a run for her money.
Keeper Tegan 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.
“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 picture in the end.
Bekily took a series of shots (ZSL London Zoo/ PA)
“I doubt we’ll be entering his pictures into photography competitions anytime soon; however I think he did a pretty good job!”
- 1 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 2 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
- 5 We have six months to save the world, says leading economist
California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
Sepp Blatter resigns: FBI are investigating outgoing Fifa president, claims report
Alton Towers crash: Four guests seriously injured as Smiler ride carriages collide
Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop
Gay teenager 'forced to have sex with his own mother' to 'cure' his homosexuality, campaigners in India say
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
£25000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This award winning Property Man...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join an awa...
£16000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leading temperature contro...
£18000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...