The Oregon Zoo decided to kick off their weekend with a little treat for their Twitter followers. Using the hashtag #RateASpecies, they went through their outstanding catalogues of slimey, furry, and scaley beasts and gave them Amazon-style reviews.
It's hard not to feel like every animal deserves five stars, but they are the experts.
Here's the Otter:
An animal I do not recognize at all, but assume is an aquatic rodent:
The Monterey bay Aquarium join in, reviewing the sunfish:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A TOUR DE FORCE— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) March 9, 2018
Simply superlative. Disruptive design. Inspired mechanical engineering. Invented its own niche with seamless software/hardware integration. Absolute head-turner and conversation starter. Sorry, no headphone jack: the future is here. #rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/f6g2QINpgw
We got bats, which are "great value."
A tiny turtle:
A vulture, which is a much more useful animal than you'd think, according to its review:
A baby penguin:
The octopus, which gets all the stars in my book:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) March 9, 2018
love that it fits any space. adjustable color to match your mood/location. extremely grippy base. ink included, but stylus sold separate if you need that go with the squid sizes. note: don't pair with another or they stop working #rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/70IxwYRp0Z
Zoos know how to have fun.
Other people also joined in, but with less glowing reviews:
⭐️⭐️ 2/5 stars only. The description stated it was a mammal. Upon arrival this echidna laid an egg. A baby hatched out, that I later found out is called a puggle. I swear if I wanted more Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts I would by another book!#rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/DHrU3gZvzx— Rick Schwartz 🦒🦏🐢🦓🦅🦋🐅 (@ZooKeeperRick) March 9, 2018
⭐⭐⭐ NOT AS EXPECTED— CA AcademyOfSciences (@calacademy) March 9, 2018
Color not as shown (not even CLOSE!!!), supposed to be predator but just sits on heated rock all day and let turtles walk all over him (if ambush predators are so different you should tell people) also missing one toe???#rateaspecies pic.twitter.com/5EAdkDN5D4
#rateaspecies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Requires a lot of down time to recharge, but is very active once you get it going. This is the Turkish Van model, sturdy and pretty reliable. Makes a lot of noise if you are not in the room, but this also lets you know when to refuel it. pic.twitter.com/CId3eNEI48— Animal Wellness Center in Bellevue (@AWCBellevue) March 9, 2018
But sometimes folks are willing to admit when evolution is perfect:
Great job, universe. All the stars.