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Scientists developing dating app for apes

Posted at 8:26 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 11:26:21-05

Dutch researchers are developing a Tinder-like app for primates, though initial tests aren't going as planned.

  • Scientists at the Apenheul primate park in the Netherlands developed the app as part of a breeding program
  • Researchers are investigating the apes' emotional responses to images of other apes
  • The screen in the primates' sleeping area was destroyed by a female orangutan named Samboja