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Orangutans Are Addicted To iPads!

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Yep…Planet of the Apes inches closer and closer! LOLz!

Orangutans at the Smithsonian National Zoo are being enriched through the use of iPads and apps specifically geared for apes.

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Apes Go Through Mid-Life Crises Too!

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Sometimes, life can get you down at the half way point….

Just ask humans….and apes too?!?!

Scientists have published a study stating that humans tend to be unhappiest in their 40's. This low point comes after a peak in the 20's, and before another peak in the 70's.

In the same study, zoos surveyed over 500 chimps and orangutans on happiness and shockingly, apes experience the same U-shaped happiness range.

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Indonesia's Smoking Orangutan Will Go Cold Turkey

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It took TEN YEARS but the Taru Jurug Zoo will finally get the smoking orangutan off cigs.

Tori is 15 years old but she's been smoking for a decade. Tourists would throw lit cigarettes at her and watch in stupidity awe as Tori puffed away.

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Orangutan Gets His Broken Leg Fixed

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Puyul the 40-year-old orangutan broke his leg when he fell out of a tree.

Conservationists found him and brought him to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) and treated him.

He was put on fluids, x-rayed and even had a random air rifle pellet removed from his body.

Indonesia has lost about half of its rain forests in the last 50 years.

That means less trees and maybe that means less branches to grab and that would mean more falling monkeys.

So there's another reason to save the rain forests.

Can't wait til Puyul is up and running again!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Brand New Baby Orangutan!

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What a cutie!!

Look at that little diaper she's in!

Check out the above video to see a sweet, little baby orangutan who was just born at a zoo in Indonesia.

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