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‘Apps for Apes’ at Washington National Zoo

‘Apps for Apes’ at Washington National Zoo

Fail To Remember the bananas, the apes at Washington’s National Zoo are turning to “Apples”, at the least for leisure, all through the bitter chilly climate that is protecting them inside their enclosures.

Zookeepers on the National Zoo stated they are the use of Apple iPads to keep the animals busy all through the frigid January temperatures that have swept the northeastern US.

“Today being incredibly chilly is a day they’re within, and so that type of indoor enrichment is one we would provide Lately,” animal keeper Erin Stromberg instructed radio station WTOP.

The zookeepers carry the iPads within the animal’s enclosure, retaining it for them as they play.

“They May Be Able To’t grasp it because they’re seven to ten times more desirable than we’re. They’d indisputably damage it,” Stromberg told the radio station.

One Of The Most well-liked primate activities embrace musical instrument apps that permit the apes to play the piano, bongos and drums. In Addition They experience matching games and other apps designed for children, Stromberg stated.

“It’s like coping with a toddler. When You give them a box of crayons to play with and that entertains them for a while, that is one thing they like,” Stromberg advised WTOP.

The National Zoo began collaborating in the Apps for Apes programme ultimate 12 months. There are six orangutans that play with iPads donated during the Orangutan Outreach programme.

Stromberg said the primates experience playing with the tablets, and hopes more zoos start the use of them.

As for the longer term — “We Will even give you the chance to Skype with different orangutans at totally different zoos,” Stromberg stated.




9 Comments to “‘Apps for Apes’ at Washington National Zoo”

  1. 1. We build churches and synagogues.
    2. We build space shuttles and space stations.
    3. We build roads, cars, and airplanes.
    4. We build nuclear weapons.
    5. We plant trees and forests.
    6. We establish nature parks, national parks and zoos (such as the Grand Canyon and the San Diego Zoo)

    7. We publish books and newspapers.
    8. We recycle old newspapers.
    9. We have art galleries, opera houses, and symphony orchestras.
    10. We indulge ourselves in sports, movies, and celebrity culture.

    So what do each of these things reveal to us about humans?

    Thank you!

  2. Jermaine J // May 25, 2013 at 11:31 // Reply

    I am trying to figure out whether this is doable, or whether we should just take the Metro. I usually like to walk around cities, so I can see more, but I don’t know how long this would take at a comfortable pace (not brisk).

  3. floydian8717 // May 26, 2013 at 00:08 // Reply

    tennis courts, movie theaters, shore side art walks, Garnet has a website where he names a hundred plus pet projects from stimulus money, why all the corruption of money and always with liberals and programs? Oh and 10 million dollars for the Washington national zoo.

  4. i have to do it for a project and i just need to know where it is located in the zoo.
    Thanks 🙂

  5. Gabriel Kenney // May 28, 2013 at 08:22 // Reply

    My 7th and 8th grade classes are going to Washington dc. and the National Zoo….but they want to know when feeding time is…and i can’t find it anywhere sooo if anyone knows the times please tell me. I won’t the true time on when feeding time is don’t guess!!! Thank You Soo Much!

  6. thinkthought // May 30, 2013 at 01:54 // Reply

    I was just wondering how they dispose or what they do when such a large animal dies at the zoo?

  7. homerliveshere // May 30, 2013 at 15:47 // Reply

    My boyfriend has a vacation plan to go to Yellowstone National Park. We don’t go there before, so what’re the beautiful sights? Wildanimals? Yeysers? Thanks for your sharing!

  8. davemc74656 // June 4, 2013 at 18:43 // Reply

    I recently came back from a visit to the DR. I understand there is a security presence in most places in the country. However, the zoo was more than any other places I visited. There was a security search upon entering and throughout the zoo they were patrolling with many guns. I almost felt like I was on some sort of military base because of the heavy presence.

  9. by no means a pro just a hobbiest who loves taking pictures going to national zoo and wandering if tripods are allowed in zoo?

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