„National Geographic: Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, Dc.“

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Showing reluctance to return to her living area across the O-Line (Orangutan Tr ansport System) after undergoing a medical exam at the Smithsonian National Zoo 's Think Tank, the 16-year old female orangutan Indah (pongo pygmaeus) has beco me a permanent resident of the research building and it's top student. In the multi -faceted Think Tank program, orangutans participate in language acquisition res earch using touch-screen computers to discover how the animals process images a nd objects into symbols on the screens. 96-01-01 Copyright: National Geographic / Michael Nichols

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