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Orangutans Go Bananas Over iPads
Orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island apparently are just like people when it comes to technology. The park is one of several experimenting with computers and apes, letting its six orangutans use an iPad to communicate and as part of a mental stimulus program.
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In this April 4, 2012 photo, Linda Jacobs uses an IPAD as she works with an orangutan at Jungle Island in Miami. With advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. Jacobs, who oversees the program, says orangutans are extremely intelligent but limited by their physical inability to talk. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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In this April 4, 2012 photo, Linda Jacobs uses an IPAD as she works with an orangutan at Jungle Island in Miami. With advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. Jacobs, who oversees the program, says orangutans are extremely intelligent but limited by their physical inability to talk. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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In this Feb. 21, 2012 photo, after being told a word, an orangutan points to that object on an IPAd at Jungle Island in Miami. Experts who work with primates have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes for years. But with advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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In this April 4, 2012 photo, after Jenna Hogg gave an orangutan a series of hand signals, he returned the gesture at Jungel Island in Miami. Experts who work with primates have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes for years. But with advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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In this April 4, 2012 photo, Linda Jacobs uses an IPAD as she works with an orangutan at Jungle Island in Miami. Jacobs says orangutans are extremely intelligent but limited by their physical inability to talk. Jacobs and other trainers at Jungle Island have developed strong relationships with the orangutans and hope to have them eventually use the iPads to communicate with other people. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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In this April 4, 2012 photo, Linda Jacobs touches an orangutan at Jungle Island in Miami. Experts who work with primates have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes for years. But with advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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In this Feb. 21, 2012 photo, an orangutan works with an IPAD at Jungle Island in Miami. Experts who work with primates have been using sign language and other methods to communicate with apes for years. But with advancements in tablet computer technology, workers at Jungle Island in Miami are using iPads to better communicate with their orangutans. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Orangutans Go Bananas Over iPads

Orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island apparently are just like people when it comes to technology. The park is one of several experimenting with computers and apes, letting its six orangutans use an iPad to communicate and as part of a mental stimulus program.

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