Watch A Baby Otter Learn to Swim

River otters are excellent swimmers, using their powerful tails, long bodies and webbed feet to glide through the water. But otters aren’t born knowing how to swim! Mom’s teach their pups when they are around 10 to 12 weeks old.

Check out this video to see river otter mother Tilly teach her second pup Ziggy to swim at the Oregon Zoo’s Cascade Stream and Pond habitat.

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  1. Toadstool
    Awesomebob says:

    I didn’t know that they didn’t know how to swim right away.

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    chloedb says:

    i just wonder if it would hurt the baby otter when the mom otter grabs his tail with her mouth and pulls him around?

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    PaytonNoelle says:

    sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

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    CCM says:

    wow!!!

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    animalhelpergirl123 says:

    i think that the baby Otters are so cute ,cant you belive that thay can just stat swming wen thay want thaks for leting me say wath i had to say.

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    graceb says:

    I LIKED THIS VIDEO IT WAS CUTE

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    Crossleyhome says:

    Cute

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    SaElMc012345 says:

    Otters are so so so SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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