Zoo keepers use iPads, apps for apes

September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Jakarta, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Not only have humans been found to have an interest on electronic gadgets, but it has also been discovered that the apes in zoos have developed passion towards these same gadgets.

According to sources, 12 zoos in Indonesia and Malaysia have implemented iPads enrichment in the zoos where they have played music which has gotten attention of the primates. In comparison to humans, it has been discovered that they also like touching the screens of the tablets and also watching short videos of other animals.

The animals are provided twice a week with tablets, where it has been found that most of them have the ability to concentrate with these tabs to a maximum of 15 minutes.

These electronic gadgets have been proven that they are the source of stimulating young children to develop passion for activities such as painting and singing. When you therefore come to the primates, the applications have the ability to trigger the memory such that it can promote the level of intelligence among the animals. This could be beneficial incase of dangers such as like fire.

The animals are able to make good judgments towards escaping from the threat. Thus, incorporation of technology to animals could be beneficial.

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