Animals

Zoos Started "Reviewing" Their Animals, And The Results Were Too Funny

Minnesota Zoo

As anyone who has ever tried online shopping can tell you, the first rule to remember is "buyer beware."

Whether you get something that's too small, or not quite what you asked for, buying from an online store can feel like a crapshoot.

That's why it's so important to read reviews from other customers, to learn what they would recommend.

Zoos around the world tried to recreate the spirit of those customer reviews with a new online challenge, #RateASpecies.

As you can see, these zoos had a lot of fun monkeying around on Twitter:

1. This sunfish gets two fins up

Monterey Bay Aquarium / Twitter

2. Later, gator

Archival Genomics / Twitter

3. You otter know about this fine product

Monterey Bay Aquarium / Twitter

4. Zoos are just batty for this one

Oregon Zoo / Twitter

5. Happy as a frog on a lily pad

Josh's Frogs / Twitter

6. Only four stars? I'm hopping mad

Woodland Park Zoo / Twitter

7. What birdbrain gave this five stars?

Katherine O'Reilly / Twitter

8. Always a shame when they don't look like the picture on the website

Slartibartfast / Twitter

9. Ooh, it comes in a range of colors

CA Academy of Sciences / Twitter

10. This purchase was a peng-win

New England Aquarium / Twitter

11. Two for one sale: a sloth AND a bear

Woodland Park Zoo / Twitter

12. I choose this one

Yosemite Conservancy / Twitter

13. I can't make heads or tails of this fish

Vancouver Aquarium / Twitter

14. No monkey business with this review

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens / Twitter

15. This model gets our seal of approval

Vancouver Aquarium / Twitter

16. This review gets my goat

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

17. Pelican't see why he didn't get five stars

John Ball Zoo / Twitter

18. I'm praying they solve this issue soon

Zoo Med Laboratories

19. Warning: these photos are not to scale

Reptile Database / Twitter

20. One word: awesome

Tennessee Aquarium / Twitter

21. I can sea why this turtle is going viral

SC Aquarium / Twitter

22. I think the color's a bit off on this one

Monterey Bay Aquarium / Twitter

23. A very strange dog, but still worth three stars

TygerWDR / Twitter

25. Bear-ly earned that perfect score

TygerWDR / Twitter

26. You're telling me that's not a kangaroo?

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens / Twitter

27. A three-in-one deal

TygerWDR / Twitter

28. Batteries not included

Rick Scwartz / Twitter

29. You gotta be echidna me

Rick Schwartz / Twitter

30. Oh deer

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens / Twitter

31. This bear seems a little smaller than other products in the same line

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens / Twitter

32. A great deal, we're not lion

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens / Twitter

33. This fish looks a little green around the gills

CA Academy of Sciences / Twitter

34. All the fun of a regular panda, but takes up much less space

Minnesota Zoo / Twitter

35. This review is a hoot

Oregon Zoo / Twitter

36. All bison calf price for a limited time

Minnesota Zoo / Twitter

37. Otter-ly delightful

Oregon Zoo / Twitter

Which of these reviews did you like the best?

[H/T: IFL Science]