The orangutans' favorite apps, so far, are:
- iFishPond ($2.99 on iTunes App Store)
- Flick Kick Football ($0.99 on iTunes App Store)
- The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore ($4.99 on iTunes App Store)
Also, the orangutans seem particularly engaged with using the iPads to watch videos.
Richard Zimmerman, executive director of Orangutan Outreach, explains, "Orangutans are very tactile and their natural curiosity is perfect for a device like an iPad...They are open to all types of enrichment and we think that the touch-screen 'games' will be really good for them - especially during the winter months in northern climates when they spend long periods of time indoors. . . . We have a lot of different ideas we want to try with them and a lot of interest in the zoo community around the country."
At the present time, the only concern this program has before giving each orangutan a personal iPad is finding an orangutan-proof case for the iPads. I wonder if they have considered a case with an animal-like name.