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Even penguins love playing games on iPads

Addicted to "Candy Crush"? You're not the only one who can't stop playing iPad games. At the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, a group of 19 Magellanic penguins from South America have discovered the joys of the iPad. The program they love: "Games for Cats." The game is meant to tempt cats into pouncing on digital mice so that their owners can laugh and put it on YouTube. Pengui
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Addicted to "Candy Crush"? You're not the only one who can't stop playing iPad games. 

At the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, a group of 19 Magellanic penguins from South America have discovered the joys of the iPad. The program they love: "Games for Cats." 

The game is meant to tempt cats into pouncing on digital mice so that their owners can laugh and put it on YouTube. Penguins don't exactly hunt mice in the wild. But, according to aviculturist Sara Mandel, they do love chasing shiny objects, like scaly fish in the ocean. 

In this video from Cool Hunting, it's clear that the penguins are captivated by the skittering mice, which also happen to be shiny thanks to the iPad's screen. Aside from being adorable, the game helps placate the penguins so that Mandel can touch and examine them. 

Hopefully, this inspires "Games for Penguins" so we can see even more footage of cute birds pecking away at touchscreens.