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Baby Otters Learn To Swim



See animals are just like us. Their mothers also pressure them to do things they don’t want to do.

If youve spent any time watching the Zoos North American river otters or our Asian small-clawed otters, youve probably noticed that otters seem almost as home in the water as most fish. But, did you know that otters have to be taught how to swim? Otter pups arent born with any innate knowledge of how to swim or handle themselves in the water. And since otters depend on water to survive, mom has to teach her babies how to be as home in the water as they are on land.

Thanks to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for the video.

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