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Penguins take liking to iPad cat game

March 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM   |   Comments

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Officials at a California aquarium said a couple of young penguins have taken a liking to a mouse-chasing iPad app designed to amuse cats.

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach said penguins Jeremy and Newsom, who are still too young to get caught up in the excitement of the upcoming mating season, have found "enrichment" with the free "Game for Cats" iPad app, ABC News reported Friday.

The game features a mouse running around the screen that lets out a squeak when tapped by a paw -- or in this case, a beak.

"Newsom set the penguin high score of 1,600 for the game," the aquarium said on its website.

A YouTube video of Newsom playing the game has been viewed more than 167,000 times.

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