Before buying a product we generally read its reviews to be assured about the product. Clued-in to the trend, zoos and science museums in the USA are reviewing their animals on Twitter. On March 9, the Oregon Zoo in Portland (USA) shared a picture of a river otter with a four-star review from their official Twitter account. And the results are extremely funny! The tweet reads “Overall very good impressions. Sturdily built, totally winter-ready and waterproof. Only comes in brown but that’s actually a plus for me.”
Then the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens wrote about the Koala “HIGH-KOALATY, IF SLUGGISH Who’s got four thumbs and loves to sleep?” (ALSO READ: Pieterson keen to help conserve rare wild animals in C’garh)
The online review and rating system is so popular that it’s no surprise the trend has crept into the animal world as well. Zoos in the USA were obviously inspired by the rating system of e-retailers like Amazon. The posts on Twitter are shared with the hashtag ‘#rateaspecies’ to review the feathery, scaly and fuzzy specimens. (ALSO READ: Indian Performing Right Society collaborates with Amazon Prime Music, India)
As per reports, the person who handles the social media account of the zoo said that he got the idea of reviewing animals on Twitter after he read a review on Amazon which described the hiking boots in the same way. And then the social media official, Shervin Hess, followed the trend and reviewed other animals with a four-star rating. And very soon, other zoos and science museums started reviewing their animals on Twitter with the similar hashtag. This trend spread like wildfire and Twitter users can’t seem to have enough of these animal reviews.