iPADS FOR APES [VIDEO]
So that smart phone makes you feel so clever? Well, you’re in good company.
Orangutans at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are now using iPad apps to keep occupied.
Becky Malinsky, a keeper at the zoo, says 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.
See for yourself..