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Are you ready to #RateASpecies?
Zoos and aquariums have poked wild fun at their animal friends—and their “product reviews” will leave your pack howling! Packed with adorable animal photos and laced with wit and humor, Animals Reviewed is a must-read for animal lovers of all ages. Proceeds benefit the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s mission to advance animal welfare, public engagement, and conservation.
From the Publisher
The idea for #RateASpecies came to me while I was shopping for hiking boots. The first review that caught my eye read “waterproof, great for winter, only comes in brown.” It was basically a description of my favorite Oregon Zoo resident, a rescued sea otter pup named Lincoln. From there, the tweets started writing themselves.
But it was the collective wit of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that set the hashtag aflame. Other conservation organizations and wildlife aficionados joined in to rate their favorite species, and the result was an outpouring of animal therapy from every corner of Twitter.
Every living thing on Earth has followed an epic evolutionary path to reach its current form: a high-definition masterpiece of nature. That they also evolved to bring us joy was a happy accident. The good news is that these durable, premium-quality species will continue to delight us for many years to come—if we care enough to make room for them.
—Shervin Hess, The Oregon Zoo
Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth
From the Texas State Aquarium
From the Oakland Zoo
Southern sea otter
Enhydra lutris nereis
From the Oregon Zoo