Animal Engineering

There are several potential benefits of using virtual reality (VR) goggles with animals. One benefit is that VR technology can be used to create controlled environments in which researchers can study animal behavior and cognition. This can help to improve our understanding of how animals think and interact with their environments, which can in turn lead to more effective and humane ways of caring for and studying animals. Additionally, VR technology can be used to create enriched environments for animals in captivity, such as zoos and aquariums. By providing animals with stimulating and engaging virtual experiences, VR goggles can help to promote physical and mental well-being, and can also enhance the visitor experience by providing a more immersive and engaging way to interact with animals. Finally, VR technology can also be used to create training and rehabilitation programs for animals, such as those used in animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centers. By providing animals with virtual experiences that mimic natural environments, VR goggles can help to prepare animals for release back into the wild, and can also provide a more engaging and effective way to teach animals new skills and behaviors.

Bessie the Cow might be going on a diet and sporting some new glasses.

In a bid to reduce greenhouse gases, a Swiss firm has developed a natural feed supplement that significantly reduces methane emissions from ruminants.

Researchers in Russia have fitted cows with virtual reality headsets that simulate greener pastures in an effort to reduce their anxiety and boost milk production.

No word yet on whether the calmer cows produce less methane.