Zoos are rating animals online and it’s too good

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Zoos are giving animals Amazon-esque species ratings, and it’s honestly kind of great.

The trend started Friday with the Oregon Zoo in a tweet hashtagged #rateaspecies. Other animal conservancies got in on the fun – including aquariums – providing informative ratings for people looking to, er, buy the products.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ otter be 4 stars butok first of all i’m very satisfied much improved over river edition. extremely warm insulation which adds buoyancy. if u like kelp the UrchinCrusher+ is a must on coastal trips. minus one star because it’s actually a weasel lol?! #rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/oCGV3aGlZ0

— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) March 9, 2018

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ A+ VINTAGE ROADSTERDespite few major design updates since the Ice Age, a worthy investment for current and future aficionados. Oxygen-processing and sustained land speed unparalleled. Extremely rare, though hopefully not for long.#rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/Dqa0Gp7Q7m

— Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (@LAZoo) March 9, 2018

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