‘Tinder for orangutans’ helps them find a mate

'Tinder for orangutans' helps them find a mate

It’s February, so you know what that means, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. You may be currently without a date, so you may find yourself looking to dating apps like Tinder to find yourself that special someone to spend the romantic holiday with. Well, you’re not alone.

A zoo in The Netherlands is developing a program in what has been colloquially called ‘Tinder for orangutans’. The zoo has had difficulties in finding mates for the female primates. Now the zoo is looking to show digital pictures to their 11-year-old female orangutan in search of a better mate. Previous mates that have been sent to the zoo have been unsuccessful.

If you feel bad for using the same method that a zoo is using cheer up, so far the zoo has been unable to develop a tablet that the orangutan hasn’t destroyed. So at least you’ve got that going for you.