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FaceTime for Apes: Orangutans Use iPads to Video Chat With Friends In Other Zoos
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[quote:ToSeek:MV8xNzQzOTkyXzI4ODk3NzAyXzJGNTk3M0ZE] I've heard that orangutans are the smartest of the great apes. If you leave a screwdriver in a cage, gorillas will run from it or try to eat it. Chimpanzees will do everything with it except actually use it as a screwdriver. Orangutans will notice it and wait for you to leave, then grab it and start dismantling their enclosure. If you do notice it, then they'll grab it and refuse to give it back until they're bribed. [/quote]
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Orangutans living in captivity will soon start using iPads for primate play-dates, using Skype or FaceTime to interact with their brethren in other zoos, according to zookeepers. The great apes have been playing with iPads for about six months at the Milwaukee County Zoo, and they’ve been such a hit that other zoos plan to introduce them, too.
The “Apps for Apes” program started after a zookeeper commented online about getting some iPads for her gorilla charges. Someone donated a used iPad, and it turned out the gorillas didn’t care for it. But the orangutans loved it, as the LA Times says.
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