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LadyStanley 01-23-2013 11:02 PM

Apes get iPads
 
http://news.discovery.com/animals/zo...mkcpgn=rssnws1

Quote:

Orangutans at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are now using iPad apps to keep occupied.

"It's about changing up the day-to-day lives of our animals," Becky Malinsky, a keeper at the zoo, said in a statement. "We already vary their food, toys and social interactions every day, but the iPad offers another way to engage their sight, touch and hearing."

So far, the apes are using 10 different apps, including cognitive games, drawing programs and ones that feature virtual musical instruments. According to their keepers, some of the orangutans are already showing their preferences 36-year-old Bonnie likes to hit the drums, 16-year-old Kyle likes to play the piano, and 25-year-old Iris likes watching animated fish swim in a virtual koi pond on the screen.

deytookerjaabs 02-09-2013 01:47 AM

No. I can deal with humans being posers but this is just wrong.

No Fun Shogun 02-09-2013 11:12 PM

But are they getting higher scores at Angry Birds than me?


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