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2 Zoos In Czech Republic Set Up Daily Zoom Calls For Chimps

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Since the start of the pandemic, video calls have become a part of life for, really, many of us. Now two chimps in two Czech zoos are getting in on it. To make up for lack of visitors due to COVID, the zoos set up screens so that the primates can peek at each other's daily lives. They were at first reluctant to approach the screens, but the zoo runners say the chimps have gotten used to them, even eating while watching the action. Chimps, they're just like us. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Corrected: March 17, 2021 at 11:00 PM CDT
An earlier headline incorrectly referred to the Czech Republic as Czechoslovakia.