Miami’s Jungle Island is one of several zoos experimenting with computers and apes, letting its six orangutans use an iPad to communicate and as part of a mental stimulus program, reports the “Associated Press.” Linda Jacobs, who oversees the program, says she hopes the devices will eventually help

She began letting the orangutans use iPads last summer, based on the suggestion of someone who had used the devices with dolphins, notes the “AP.” The software was originally designed for humans with autism and the screen displays pictures of various objects. A trainer then names one of the objects, and the ape presses the corresponding button.

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