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VIDEO: Watch These Otters Boogie Down at the National Zoo

Enrichment activities include playing the keyboard.

The otters are checking out this keyboard at the National Zoo; screen shot from National Zoo YouTube video
The otters are checking out this keyboard at the National Zoo; screen shot from National Zoo YouTube video

The folks over at the National Zoo like to keep their charges busy. They posted this video Tuesday of their Asian small-clawed otters doing their thing.

Here's what they had to say on YouTube:

"Move over, Mozart! Asian small-clawed otter paws fly across the keyboard as part of their #ZooEnrichment. The otters are given the choice to play the keyboard or just sit back and enjoy the show—engaging their sight, touch, and hearing senses."

The National Zoo has a "wish list" of interesting items they hope to purchase to keep the animals engaged.

Some of the items?

  • Art supplies
  • iTunes gift card for apps for the apes
  • Mirrors
  • Tractor tires
  • Climbing trees



Patrick Steinert May 29, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Otters are not people and will never be! What is this world comming to?

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