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Zookeepers use iPads to talk to apes

Touch screen technology is being used to communicate with orangutans in North American zoos.

    Touch screens and smartphones are big business, but it is not just human beings that are tapping into the technology.

    Zookeepers across North America are using iPads to communicate with orangutans.

    And some of the same patterns seen in people using technology are also being observed in apes.

    As a part of a special series, Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone takes a look at how great apes are getting to grips with the latest gadgets.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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