Otters play keyboard at Smithsonian's National Zoo

A handful of Asian small-clawed otters are showing off their music skills by playing the keyboard at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
It may not be Mozart, but a handful of Asian small-clawed otters are showing off their music skills by playing the keyboard at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

It's all a part of the zoo's enrichment program.

YouTube video posted by the zoo shows some otters reaching their paws through the cages to play the keyboard, while others sit back and enjoy the show.

And the otters are't the only ones with musical skills. The zoo also tweeted a link to a video showing Orangutan Bonnie playing the xylophone like a pro.



Officials say playing music helps animals work on their sight, touch, and hearing.
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