Orang utan's photographs become a huge hit on Facebook

A furry 33-year-old photographer is becoming a huge hit on the social networking Web site Facebook for taking pictures of her daily life - the life in question being that of an orangutan in a Vienna zoo.

The photos of Nonja has been viewed by tens of thousands of fans, taken with a camera that dispenses raisins whenever she takes pictures, have won over 500 fans on Facebook since the zoo launched an online photo album on Tuesday.

Snaps from the digital camera which issues fruit treats whenever a picture is taken, are uploaded instantly via a WiFi link.

Although the slightly blurry images of Nonja's climbing rope, food and companion's shaggy red-brown fur have won lots of admiring comments from fans, the photographer herself is not so interested.

'Of course the apes don't care about the pictures, they are just an accidental side product,' zoo spokesman Gerhard Kasbauer told Reuters. 'They just know that when they press the button, a raisin pops out.'

The Vienna Tiergarten set up the project to help keep Nonja and her three hairy ape friends entertained in their enclosure. The album is online at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nonja/190010092116

Via - Metro

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