Video Of The Week - Smithsonian's National Zoo Residents Make Some Sweet Music


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First there was the Milwaukee Zoo that provided their primates with iPads - complete with free apps and games and now, Smithsonian's National Zoo that has equipped their otters with a keyboard so that the animals can show off their musical talent.

While the Asian small-clawed otter musicians are certainly a visitor draw, zoo officials say that the reason for the keyboard is largely to enhance the well-being of the captive animals. They believe that it helps the otters stay active and engaged in their environment and most importantly, keeps them happy!

These are not the only lucky National Zoo animals to get musical instruments - The orangutans received xylophones, while the bears got harmonicas. As for the gorillas? They had to settle for musical apps on their iPads! Now all the animals need to host their own summer concert series, is a vocalist!


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  • s1027213
    s1027213Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:34 am
    • s1027213
      s1027213Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 9:43 am
      sooooooooooooooo cute i love otters
      • angelfluff
        angelfluffFriday, April 10, 2020 at 1:04 pm
        Sol adorably
        • zivumyjo-156588430222
          zivumyjo-156588430222Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:20 am
          • madelineTuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm
            soo cooooool pet
            • OofdudeMonday, October 21, 2019 at 1:10 pm
              So cute
              • otter girlWednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2:37 pm
                i ❤️ otters
                • Triple-gioMonday, June 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm
                  Cool for seals super cute and funny
                  • emilyFriday, May 24, 2019 at 10:14 am
                    this iscute
                    • love dogsTuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:27 am
                      that is so funny hahaha