Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Sydney, Australia calls itself the home of the Asian otter family. Habitat loss due to human invasion and illegal logging, as well as illegal fur poachers, have threatened the species.Taronga supports programs across Asia to protect otters and other wild animals and theirs. He also destroyed the otter family in their zoo. A recent video on animal enrichment shows otters hiking to … bamboo branches, that’s all it takes to see:
We saw this delightful video for the first time at Boing BoingI can̵7;t figure out how the otter collects the branches. They play tug-of-war and seem to be trying to tear the leaves. Taronga Zoo said the otter named Jafar wanted to try to grab the bamboo to make the nest. It was a younger otter going to play with a tree branch, caretaker Tarryn Williams introduced all six families in a video from last year: Jafar, Harry (father) and four children (one man and three women) at the zoo. Choose Jafar as his matriarch after seeing how much she values her sister. They know she will be a good mother and continue to expand the vulnerable population.
This video is just the latest of a family of this prized Asian otter. The zoo shared another value-added video in April 2020 that showed an otter trying to pry a leaf from a metal ball. They’re quite trying to determine if they can solve the puzzle.
And don’t forget when the otter has joined the group We just want to hug this little guy.
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