One of the biggest challenges for parents with teenagers is monitoring and limiting SCREEN TIME. And it’s hard because kids are looking at their devices ALL the time.
And now, a zoo is having the exact same problem with their teenage . . . GORILLA. (???)
Zookeepers at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo are concerned about Amare, a teenage gorilla who’s obsessed with looking at visitors’ phones through the glass.
He sits by the glass, and guests show him pictures and videos . . . including selfies, family photos, pet videos, and even footage of Amare himself.
So what’s the problem? Well, they worry that he’s becoming anti-social and distracted. For example, last week, another teenage gorilla rushed at him in a show of aggression, and Amare didn’t seem to notice. They’re concerned that his fascination with phones may make him the target of BULLYING. (???)
Zoo officials have installed a rope to keep visitors and their phones a few feet away from the glass . . . and they hope this will help limit Amare’s screen time, so that he plays and interacts more with the other gorillas.