BG is world’s first tweeting animal that manages zoo’s twitter account

Tweeting Honey Badger-1

Honey Badger named BG in a Johannesburg Zoo has become the first animal in the world to have an active Twitter account. BG thanks to its high-tech enclosure is the zoo’s official social media voice. The zoo selected honey badger for the task because of its human friendly behavior and its active lifestyle – badger is lively during day and night. BG began tweeting just on 14 June and in the past fortnight it has become a sensation on twitter with more than 2 000 followers already.

Tweeting Honey Badger

BG’s enclosure in the zoo has been installed with wireless motion-activated, animal-friendly sensors developed by Hellocomputer. The sensors are placed at several locations within the enclosure and are connected to an on-site base station located on the outside of BG’s enclosed space.  The base station is connected to the agency server, which has a database of pre-written tweets, which are triggered by the movement of the badger. When BG touches a sensor in his territory, a relevant message (of what it is doing) is tweeted. You can follow BG at @zootweetslive or #tweetingbadger.

Tweeting Honey Badger BG

Via: ITWeb/BuzzFeed



Bharat writes about latest gadgets, toys, robots and new technologies across various platforms. In addition to reporting and reviewing new products and technologies, he spends too much time digging the internet for endless questions. He's a die-hard football fan and a big foodie who wants to host Man v. Food some day.