Thursday, December 3, 2009

American Anthropological Association (AAA): Student Saturday and Nonja, The Orangutan

Packing and getting ready for AAA's Student Saturday in Philadelphia this Saturday. Will blog about the event so stay tune!

Nonja and her camera.

In the mean time, I'm gonna leave you with Nonja, a female orangutan from Schönbrunn Zoo, Vienna. Nonja made headlines and became a sensation on Facebook for using a camera to take photo of herself and her enclosure. She probably doesn't know what a camera is but she knows that every snap of the camera dispenses a raisin as a treat. So you can say she's camera happy because she's raisin happy.

Nonja and her Facebook pose.

This is the "info" on Nonja's Facebook profile, in German.

"Nonja ist ein 33-jähriges Orang-Utan Weibchen. Die Fotos auf dieser Website sind von ihr fotografiert und zeigen das neue Gehege mit 750qm Freianlage im Tiergarten Schönbrunn. Die passende Kamera wurde von der Firma Samsung zur Verfügung gestellt."

"Nonja is a 33-year-old female orangutan. The photos on this website are photographs taken by her and shows the new enclosure with 750qm open area in the Schönbrunn Zoo. The camera was provided by the company Samsung."

Read the full story from Reuters here. Also, check out Nonja's Facebook profile!

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