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Virtual Orangutans

8:00 AM -- Telecommunications technology has reached its true APEx, to judge from this AP story via Yahoo:

    Zookeepers in the Netherlands are planning to hook up Dutch and Indonesian orangutans over the Internet and believe the link could at some stage be used as an online dating service where apes could get to know one another and keepers could work out whether they would be compatible mates...

    "We are going to set up an Internet connection between Indonesia and Apeldoorn so that the apes can see each other and, by means of pressing a button, be able to give one another food, for example," said Anouk Ballot, a spokeswoman for the Apenheul ape park in the central Dutch city of Apeldoorn.

    [Apeldoorn?]

    She said the chance of two orangutans actually mating as a result of the online interaction was small due to the problem of transporting them between the Netherlands and Indonesia. "But I wouldn't rule it out completely," she told The Associated Press.
I wouldn't rule out stalking. And they're just gonna lie about their ages and income levels. But anything to get them away from their damn "Diabolo 2: Lord of Destruction." Orangs just love that.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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