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Video shows baby river otter receiving first swimming lessons from mom

Oregon Zoo shares natural event you may or may not regard as cute

An interesting fact about river otters is that they have to be given swimming lessons by their mothers, and the process may be regarded as cute but also somewhat harsh. Most people would never witness this natural process in the wilderness, but the Oregon Zoo has uploaded a video showing Tilly, the mother otter who was delivered to the zoo as an orphan, teaching 9-week-old Molalla how to swim. The swimming lessons begin at about the 50-second mark. Enjoy: