Oranguntans Are Hooking Up Using Tinder For Apes

Scientists at a primate park in the Netherlands gave an 11-year-old orangutan named Samboja a touchscreen tablet loaded with an app that worked kind of like Tinder. Except instead of flashing pictures of lonely adults, this tablet featured pictures of possible partners from an international great ape breeding program.

Sure enough. Samboja swiped intensely in order to find the love of her life.

It was a good deal for Samboja, because she was choosing from mates who were located all over the world. She had a lot to choose from.

It was also a good deal for the scientists, because they were able to get a better idea about how female orangutans make their mating choices. (Washington Post)

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