Meet Nonja, The Amazing Photographing Orangutan

Schoenbrunn Zoo

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Nonja isn’t the only animal on Facebook, but she might be the most popular. News coverage of the amazing photographing orangutan has boosted her Facebook fan tally from 3,000 to over 50,000. How does an orangutan become a photographer? Nonja, who resides at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, was given a specially designed Samsung ST 1000 that dispenses a raisin whenever a photograph is taken. She is steadily snapping away, and has even captured a few self portraits.  At this rate, Nonja is on her way to Koko’s kitten-level fame. CNET has more.

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