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Baby Otters Play In The Kiddie Pool


Surprisingly, swimming doesn’t necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom. Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The pair were taught how to swim by first trying it out in a sink, before then graduating to a baby pool. Watch as they frolic and play — sans water wings — for a thrilled audience. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Baby Otters Learn How To Swim The Hard Way

Is it just me, or is there a funny kind of disconnect between what’s happening in this video and the subtitles for it? Sure, it sounds cute: a mother otter teaches her baby otters how to swim. Adorables! But when you watch the video, the otter mother drags her reluctant otter pups into the water one by one, smooshes their heads underwater to teach them how to swim, and generally shoves them about and away from her. Sure, sure, this is nature at work, and if they don’t learn how to swim, they won’t last long in the wild. But, man, Mother Nature is a tough task master. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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