Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Otters Holding Hands- So Adorable

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011


My daughter and I love the Vancouver Aquarium and we especially love the otters. Check out this super sweet adorable video of otters holding handing. It's just too cute!  I hope we can go soon, I hope we can get a family pass this year that would be awesome! 


Quoting from the Vancouver Aquarium Website

The YouTube Sea Otters

Vancouver Aquarium sea otters, Nyac and Milo, were the stars on YouTube in 2007.

A video showing the otters holding paws, a natural behaviour called "rafting", appeared on the Internet in March 2007. It has now been viewed over 11 million times by people all over the world. Aquarium visitor Cynthia Holmes, who was then a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, shot the video in 2002.

The tremendous response to Ms. Holmes's video on YouTube is a testament to the allure of sea otters. And that's good since they are a threatened species and need our help

Oil spills are one of the greatest threats to sea otters. Nyac, the blond, female otter in the video was a rare survivor of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Read More Here

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