And similarly to people, the mother otter will seemingly drag their young to the water’s edge, and throw them in with a splash. It may look a little rough at first, but it’s really no different than signing your kid up for swimming lessons at the local pool or YMCA in the summer.
The Oregon Zoo has gone viral with this adorable video featuring their baby river otter Molalla. In less than a week, the video highlighting Molalla’s first ‘swimming lesson’ has accumulated over 300,000 views.
Dani Raske reports that a 6 year old endangered Rothschild giraffe named Petal gave birth last Friday to a happy, healthy baby at the Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Connecticut. In this video taken only minutes after labor, the new calf stands for the first time.
The precious sea animal video is two weeks old, and already it has accumulated over 875,000 hits.