From the NYT:
SCIENCE TAKE DEC. 12, 2017
A lot of human beings put a high value on curiosity, like parents who want to get their children into exclusive nursery schools.
But orangutans who spend a lot of time with human beings when they are young turn out to be much more inquisitive, and, apparently as a result, better at all sorts of cognitive tests. …
In addition, a species thought to be incurious turned out to be quite curious in the right circumstances. So this was a matter of environmental influence, not genetic endowment. She said it was “striking” that the different environment could elicit curiosity in orangutans. “I think there is this dormant, inherited potential.”