Video: otters play electric piano in zoo

4 June 2014, 12:16

Otters at a Washington zoo have been given a unique new way to enrich their lives - playing an electric organ.

As part of an enrichment programme introduced by the staff of the Smithsonian Museum's National Zoo in Washington, the Asian small-clawed otters have been given an electric piano to play with.

Stimulating multiple senses at once, the otters in this video merrily bash away at the piano, which has been set to an organ voice.

While we wholeheartedly approve of the organ voice and the enthusiasm of the otters, for future performances we'd like to see a little more co-ordination. Perhaps a Tocotter & Fugue in D minor.

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