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Apps for Apes Posted: 07/09/12


Apps for Apes

The next time someone asks you why you are so attached to your tablet, you can tell them that it is in your nature.  In fact, our closest animal relative, the orangutan, is also a tablet techie.  The New York Daily News has reported that 12 zoos in the US and Canada are using iPads with their primates.


During 15-30 minutes twice a week, orangutans get to draw, play with apps, and look at images of animals on their tablets.   Handlers consider the level of intellectual stimulation similar to giving a child a pop-up book.


If you are interested in learning more about Apps for Apes or protecting the orangutans, you can find out more here.  If you’re interesting in monkeying around on your Friday afternoon, go here instead.


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