Sea Otter vs. Ice

Published on February 8th, 2012 | by

Arctic Sea OtterThis video of a sea otter and ice is too cute not to watch.  For those of you who play Zoo Tycoon and wondered why you had to keep buying food in ice blocks, this is a real life example of what an animal might do with it.

As part of the Vancouver Aquarium’s animal enrichment program, food is frozen inside a block of ice for the otter to break free.  In nature, a sea otter would use a rock to break open his food, typically a shellfish of some sort.  The Vancouver Aquarium found that giving the otters rock resulted in a lot of scratched-up glass.

Arctic sea otter photo via Shutterstock

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