Lemur takes a selfie after stealing zookeeper's camera (photos)

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"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's 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.

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Keeper Tegan told Rex Features: "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!"

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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. To enter visit www.zsl.org

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