Orangutans Communicate With Zoo Keepers Using iPads [Video]

Orangutans Communicate With Zoo Keepers Using iPads [Video]

At the Jungle Island animal park in Miami, orangutans use apps to choose what food they want.

Emma Hutchings
  • 12 july 2012

Orangutans at the Jungle Island animal park in Miami have learned how to use the iPad to interact with zoo keepers and choose their food. The iPad has enabled better communication between the animals and humans, using an app initially developed for children with autism. Orangutans use the app mainly to choose what snacks they want, allowing the zoo keepers to customize the food offerings for each animal.

Orangutans Communicate With Zoo Keepers Using iPads [Video]

The park hopes to install interactive screens that sync with the iPads to allow visitors to communicate with the orangutans. You can watch them getting to grips with the technology in the video below:

Jungle Island


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