Don’t panic, but there’s a honey badger following you …on Twitter.
Meet BG, a resident of the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa and quite possibly the world’s first tweeting honey badger in captivity:
— Tweeting Badger (@zootweetslive) July 2, 2013
In a video, the Johannesburg Zoo explained that it didn’t have the resources to hire a social media expert and decided to fill the position by promoting from within. Specifically, they turned over their @ZooTweetsLive Twitter feed to BG, a seemingly affable honey badger with an attitude.
To help BG implement his social media strategy, his cage has been outfitted with motion-sensors, which are linked to his Twitter account. When BG wanders to his feeding bowl, it triggers a camera that lets him take part in that great social media pastime of taking a picture of his meal:
To interesting animal facts:
Bees have five eyes. All the better to see me steal their honey with…
— Tweeting Badger (@zootweetslive) June 30, 2013
To patent bids to get a retweet from a celebrity:
— Tweeting Badger (@zootweetslive) July 1, 2013
In short, your basic Twitter feed.
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