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Ape Trust gets $25,000 grant for studies

A Los Angeles-based foundation has given Great Ape Trust of Iowa $25,000 to study vocalization in bonobos and the counting skills of orangutans.

The David Bohnett Foundation grant money will pay for high-speed computer equipment, software and development of a vending machine that will be used in counting studies and a special portable computer for Allie, an adolescent orangutan.

&#34This award will allow us to make significant progress on two research projects using technology to help scientists reveal the cognitive capacities of our ape collaborators,&#34 said Dr. Karyl Swartz, the

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