Category: Weird Articles
Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00
Otters are well loved for not just being the cute, cuddly swimming mammals they are, they are also adored for their playful and curious nature. Most otter enclosures in zoos tend to be small and cramped, and you don't really get to see them happily frolicking around, but the Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park
in Japan aimed at showing people the full extent of the otters' nature and constructed a clever habitat for their otters which both humans and otters seem to love.
The habitat consists of two tanks: one that's completely water, and one that includes both water and a dry land section full of toys and climbing areas. The tanks, both made of glass, connect by way of tubes and a circular piece. The otters can zip around from tank to tank,, and their active, curious personalities make them naturals at navigating the mini maze.
The otters use the tube system to glide around back and forth. The open section atop the circles allows for some breathing room so the otters don't run the risk of drowning.
The best part about this habitat is that the otters are allowed to be active and freely explore around, which makes them happy. The habitat even includes a tube slide for even more aquatic fun! They also enjoy interacting with human visitors on the other side of the glass.