How Otter Pups Learn to Swim

Did you know that otters have to be taught to swim? These cute little critters aren’t born with an affinity for water. When they’re about a month old, their mother has to teach them to enter the water, to float, and then to swim.

Here’s a video from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in which one mother teaches her unenthusiastic youngster some otter essentials:

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  1. EvA said,

    September 4, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    I didn’t know the fact they can’t swim where they’re born!
    Pretty interesting video and they are so adorable :)

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