Video games for orangutans

Australian researchers are set to develop more customized video games for orangutans in the Melbourne Zoo to play with, following the success of the world’s first interactive study which aimed to entertain and stimulate the animals. Earlier this year, researchers from the University of Melbourne’s Microsoft Research Centre collaborated with Zoos Victoria to experiment the use of interactive video games for the orangutans, a unique native Asian species, Xinhua news agency reported. Researcher Marcus Carter said they found the programme resulting in a positive impact on the orangutans and their interactions with zoo visitors.

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