Koala joins selfie craze with series of photographs at Edinburgh Zoo
The koala was given a touch-activated camera in his enclosure and took a series of photographs.
A koala at Edinburgh Zoo has joined the selfie craze with a series of photographs taken in his enclosure.
The animal was among those given a special camera in their enclosure with a grip sensor.
As soon as the curious creatures touched the camera, it starts taking photographs.
The cameras were put in the enclosures of penguins, hippos and wallabies but it is the koala who really took to the limelight.
Jon-Paul Orsi, digital manager, said: "We do a lot of our own photography on-site and these shots offer something completely different - the animals showing off their true personalities.
"We were surprised by how much they enjoyed being in front of the camera, particularly with one of our resident koalas hogging the limelight."
The images were taken with the touch-sensitive RE from HTC, a small handheld camera activated when it is picked up.
HTC spokesman Ben Walsh said: "We know the most popular thing on the internet is funny pictures that owners take of their pets so at HTC were glad we've made a camera so brilliant and simple that animals can finally join us humans and start taking selfies too.
"With koalas taking the most pictures of themselves, expect to see their Instagram feeds full of koala selfies."
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