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Cool Hunting Video: Penguin Enrichment

How an iPad keeps the naturally curious birds engaged at a California aquarium

by Cool Hunting Video
on 11 December 2014

During a recent visit to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Aquarium of the Pacific after hearing about their interesting use of technology in the enrichment program for their Magellanic penguins. Experimenting with many objects to engage the naturally curious birds, aviculturist Sara Mandel found that the penguins took quite a liking to an iPad game she got for her cats. To Mandel's surprise, the little birds became obsessed and playing with the tablet is now a part of their daily enrichment routine—something that ultimately benefits the cute critters' mental and physical well-being.

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