Orangutans love their Apple iPads

“Orangutans, it turns out, love the iPad and its games just as much as some humans do,” Brian Crecente reports for Kotaku.

“A budding program at the Milwaukee County Zoo is working to place iPads into the giant, gentle palms of their orangutans,” Crecente reports. “Two of the zoo’s orangutans already look forward to weekly sessions with an iPad. They even have favorite apps, shows and games, but they haven’t yet been given free rein with the Apple device because keepers worry they might get frustrated and simply snap one in half.”

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Crecente reports, “The orangutans both have their favorite apps, often spending quite a bit of time finger-painting with DrawFree, watching television shows and even playing games. They’ve tried iFishPond, Flick Kick Football and seem to really love the interactive book The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore.”

Much more in the full article, including photos and videos, here.
 

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

27 Comments

      1. Oh, wait, I get it! You’re saying that because Obama might love an iPad, that he’s just like an ape! Wow, that’s so clever! I never would’ve thought it would be so easy to stick a right-wing political dig into an otherwise apolitical tech discussion. You da man!

    1. Wouldn’t you? Imagine yourself under house arrest and that was where you stayed to eat, drink, poop, sleep, play, eat, drink, poop, sleep, play,eat, drink, poop, sleep, play, eat, drink, poop, sleep, play…The second video… look into the small ones eyes and see if you can see “happiness, fulfillment or content”? Poor things.

  1. Sort of makes you wonder about the Android users who can not manage to properly use and iPhone or iPad.

    For them we will have to start a new TV game show featuring iPads called are you smarter than an Orangutan?

  2. It’s like the AI researchers who just aren’t going to be satisfied until they achieve Judgement Day. Haven’t these people seen a single Planet of the Apes film?

    At worst this will lead to higher primates enslaved and being used to send spam or farm gold in World of Warcraft.

    At best we can expect to see an improvement in the quality of comments on MDN.

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