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Let’s get digital. The modern solution to captive ape enrichment?

The classic ‘food-puzzle’ has long been a zoo-keeper favourite, but what if our super-smart cousins could join us in the digital age? ​ Animal well-being is the top priority for today’s zoos and conservation organisations. For endangered species such as the orangutan, successful zoological agendas for their captive cousins are vital for ensuring great-ape conservation. ‘Cognitive enrichment’ has established as a vital feature of conservation programmes; promoting primate intelligence and problem solving that may otherwise be constrained by their captive conditions. Scientists from the Department of Biological Anthropology at Australia’s National University (Kim-McCormack et al. 2016) have re

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