Project Go Bananas
In partnership with a local zoo, I developed an educational toy for gorillas. The goal of the project was to create a durable, safe, and inexpensive toy that would teach gorillas to forage for food. I worked with zoo curators (who are responsible for the well-being of the animals) and safely interacted with the gorillas to prototype the toy. The final product acted like a salt-shaker; the gorillas would need to align the holes of the feeder toy to obtain food. The gorillas were successfully able to use the toy and learn. After following up 6 months later with the zoo, the toy was intact and continued to keep the gorillas entertained and educated.