Great Ape Trust
Great Ape Trust of Iowa, formerly known as Iowa Primate Learning
Sanctuary, is a world-class research center dedicated to providing sanctuary
and an honorable life for great apes, studying the intelligence of great apes,
advancing conservation of great apes and providing unique educational
experiences about great apes. Located in southeast Des Moines on 200
acres of lowlands, river forest and lakes, Great Ape Trust will be among the
largest great ape facilities in North
America and one of the first worldwide to
include all four types of great ape: bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and
In a world class research facility, spotting a vending machine stocked with
juice, fruit snacks,
nuts or bottled water would not seem like anything out of the ordinary. However, when the vending machine
at the facility is actually for bonobos at Great Ape Trust to buy items - it draws a little more attention.
The Wittern Group, a leading worldwide vending machine manufacturer and distributor,
was commissioned to design a unique vending machine specifically for the bonobos.
The vending machine is approximately six feet tall and the housing unit is eight feet tall by two feet wide.
For more information, please click the link below.
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