Shutterbug Orangutan is a Facebook Sensation

33-year-old Nonja discovers her love of "photography", Facebook, and Internet fame rather late in life, but you'll excuse the late bloomer: she's an orangutan at the Schönbrunn zoo in Austria!

The Daily Mail reveals why she's so interested in photography:

Using a specially-adapted Samsung ST 1000 digital camera, Nonja is rewarded with a raisin that drops out of the equipment each time she takes a snap.

The Vienna Tiergarten zoo set up the project to help keep Nonja and her three hairy ape friends entertained in their enclosure.

'Of course the apes don't care about the pictures, they are just an accidental side product,' zoo spokesman Gerhard Kasbauer said.

'They just know that when they press the button, a raisin pops out.'

Links: Facebook page (over 40,000 fans!) - via CNET


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