Sea Otters Kunik, Mak, and Hardy Practice Breaking Up Snowballs
Thanks to Vancouver Aquarium for the clips of these guys! The aquarium writes:
Making the most of today’s weather, our marine mammal trainers just held a snow ball enrichment session with two-year-old rescued sea otters Mak and Kunik and eight-month-old rescued sea otter pup Hardy.
Enrichment sessions are an important part of everyday care for marine mammals living at Vancouver Aquarium; these sessions provide mental and physical stimulation for the animals and strengthen bonds with their trainers.
Visitors to Vancouver Aquarium can get to know the six rescued sea otters – Tanu, Katmai, Mak, Kunik, Rialto, and pup Hardy – and their rescue stories during sea otter talks at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.daily, through sea otter encounters, as well by watching the sea otters in their habitat via the live Sea Otter Cam and the Underwater Otter Cam. You can dive a little deeper and spend a day in the life of senior marine mammal trainer Kristi Heffron and learn about more threats facing otters in the wild too.