Freshwater otter plays piano

Dua, an Asian small-clawed otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, plays the piano as a behind-the-scenes enrichment. This activity was created to give Dua something interesting to do and extend his feeding time, while showing off his species dexterity. You can learn more by visiting

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25 thoughts on “Freshwater otter plays piano

  1. thelleht says:

    Request for funding:

    We’re requesting $20,000 for a six month study into whether otters can be taught to play Jazz


  2. Pineapplegirl25 says:

    i am sad that they are not in the wild but THe aquarium is simply helping the animals they already have. Its better for them to have a good life then be hunted to extinction for their coats like the otters of san diegp. 🙁

  3. Duderman99 says:

    I just quite can’t put my finger on it, but after listening to song over and over again, I think the Otter is just a wee bit out of key. hhmmm.

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