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Penguins

Watch This Penguin Chase a Virtual Mouse on His iPad

Some Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific were given a digital treat. The animals’ keepers had an old iPad to give them – preloaded with Game for Cat’s Chase the Mouse. One penguin in particular took a special affinity to the game’s fun, noisy mice.

Sure enough when Jeremy and Newsom noticed the iPad in the exhibit they both waddled on over. Jeremy was the first to try it out but Newsom was the one that really got into it. Stalking the virtual mouse intently he tried to pick it up repeatedly with his beak. Newsom especially seemed to like the squeak that the mouse made when he put his beak on the virtual critter. The mouse was self reinforcing for this penguin. Newsom set the penguin high score of 1600 for the game.

This video captures the penguin arcade in all of its cute glory. Read more

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