“Gorilla is addicted to smart phones”
Staff at a Chicago zoo are worried about a teenage gorilla who appears to have become hooked on visitors’ phones.
Amare, a resident at Lincoln Park Zoo, shares an enclosure with three other “bachelor” apes.
Amare is not interested in interacting with the other gorillas. Instead, he loves to look at smart phones held up by visitors.
Now, staff are starting to cut Amare’s screen time.
Staff have put up a rope to keep visitors at a greater distance from the partition, “and will gently intervene – explaining the situation – if it appears Amare is still being distracted by bright screens”.
Newsweek says too much screen time for human adolescents has been tied to physical and mental health risks — and it appears to be the same with gorillas.
addicted = เสพติด
hooked on = ติดงอมแงม
visitor = ผู้มาเยือน
resident = ผู้อยู่อาศัย
enclosure = กรงขัง
bachelor = ชายโสด
ape = ลิง
interact = มีปฏิสัมพันธ์