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Wed May 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

Orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island use iPads to communicate [View all]

Source: The Miami Herald

By DAVID FISCHER
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games and expand their vocabulary. Their family's teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan's elders show no interest.

The orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island apparently are just like people when it comes to technology. The park is one of several zoos experimenting with computers and apes, letting its six orangutans use an iPad to communicate and as part of a mental stimulus program. Linda Jacobs, who oversees the program, hopes the devices will eventually help bridge the gap between humans and the endangered apes.



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/09/2790545/orangutans-at-miami-zoo-use-ipads.html



This is very cool.

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