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Ape Takes Photos! – A Cool Orangutan Story

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 by in Mammals, Primates | 0 comments


Orangutans are really cool!

Nonja the orangutan can take photos-she has a real camera! She got a camera as a toy, and soon she was taking photos of things around her. Nonja has taken pictures of her ape friends and their food. She even has taken a self-portrait of herself licking the lens, and it’s cute! Every time she takes a picture, out pops a raisin. Yum! “Nonja isn’t interested in her photos,” says Schönbrunn Zoo deputy director, Harald Schwammer.” But she likes raisins a lot.” Nonja also likes legos.

Zoo keepers have posted over 150 photos online-here’s some links:

National Geographic:
Nonja’s Facebook page:

Check them out!


Fun Facts about Orangutans:

  • Orangutans spend more of their time in trees than any other ape.
  • Orangutans have reddish-brown skin.
  • Orangutans can live up to more than 30 years.
  • Orangutans can’t swim.
  • Orangutans build new nests each night, and when it rains, they build canopies over themselves.
  • Orangutans use branches to protect their faces when invading a hive.
  • Orangutans live in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, in the green areas below:

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