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Orangutans to use iPads to chat with other apes

Orangutans at the Milwaukee County Zoo have been using Apple’s iPad for the past six months, and now zookeepers hope to expand the apes’ access to the technology, according to PopSci. The charity Orangutan Outreach has launched the “Apps for Apes” campaign to allow orangutans to video chat with other…

Orangutans allowed to smoke at Indonesian zoos

An activist said Saturday that orangutans in many of Indonesia’s zoos were allowed to smoke as visitors could freely toss cigarettes to them without proper monitoring. “Cigarettes are bad for orangutans’ health. We demand the zoos closely monitor the orangutans,” Centre for Orangutan Protection campaigner Hardi Baktiantoro told AFP. “Orangutans…