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Zoos’ Amazon-Style ‘Reviews’ of Their Animals Are Too Funny

“Sturdy built, totally winter-ready, and waterproof. Only comes in brown, but that’s actually a plus for me.” If that sounds to you like a a nice pair of boots, you’d be right. But if it also sounds like an adorable sea otter pup, you’d still be right — thanks to some hilariously creative animal experts writing “reviews” of our best non-human friends.

The trend really took off on Twitter thanks to Shervin Hess, the digital media lead at Oregon Zoo. Hess, who adores a sea otter baby at the zoo, was browsing on Amazon when he was struck by how one review reminded him so much of his “otter son.”

“A few weeks ago, I read an Amazon review for hiking boots and it was basically describing him — waterproof, great for winter, only comes in brown,” Hess said. “So the tweets just started writing themselves at that point.”

It’s no surprise that this “Amazon review” got so many stars — not to mention likes and retweets from the zoo’s Twitter followers. Look at that little face!

Hess continued on with these clever joke reviews with other animals at the zoo, all with the hashtag #rateaspecies.

Before long, the Oregon Zoo wasn’t the only organization rating their adorable creatures. Other zoos, along with aquariums and popular scientists, started getting in on the fun, too. We have to say, it’s one of the most wholesome — and cutest — social media trends we’ve seen in a long time.

If only we could really order all this adorableness on Amazon!

For more animal cuteness, learn some of the most heart-melting names for baby animals of different species in the video below:

h/t Science Alert

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