Apes Helping Apes

Posted by appliedweb on Nov. 19, 2008

Orangutans and bonobos are given the choice of whether they want to paint as an enrichment activity. Offering captive apes a variety of enrichment activities, including those that challenge their cognitive abilities, like painting, is an important ape welfare issue. Enrichment is not viewed as a separate activity for Great Ape Trust’s orangutans and bonobos, but rather a philosophy of daily management and research.

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