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‘I’ll Take the Photos, Thank You!’

Lemur tries to grab camera from photographer

Lemur tries to grab camera from Felix Tchvertkin

Did the lemur want to take the photos herself? Or did she just like the look of the camera?

Either way, she leaped forward at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and made a bid to take the camera from one of the visitors.

And the photos Felix Tchvertkin snapped was more than he’d bargained for.

“I’ve never been in a zoo where they let you walk right up the animals,” Tchvertkin said. “I didn’t expect them to be as tame as they were. One of them was so cheeky that he ran right up to me and tried to take the camera away. He was very persistent and this went on for about 10 minutes, but eventually he got bored and decided to have a nap.”

Lemurs in the wild are found only on the African island of Madagascar. They are an endangered species, largely due to the deforestation of their habitats.

For more amazing photos, check out Bug-Eyed Over Lemurs – Kasey-Dee Gardner’s blog on her visit to Madagascar to visit the lemurs.