It’s Show Time! Otter Delights Zoo Visitors With Its ‘Professional’ Rock-Juggling Stunt

April 18, 2019 Updated: April 23, 2019

It’s not every day one sees an animal juggling rocks, which is why a video of an otter performing the act has captured the attention of netizens around the world.

It is quite entertaining to see people juggling props, whether it is balls, rings, knives, or torches. To perfect this physical skill requires lots of practice. So imagine the surprise visitors at a zoo received when they saw an animal juggle.

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The Asian short-claw otters, the smallest species of otters in the world, have been amusing onlookers with their unusual antics.

Otters often lay a flat stone on their chest and use it as something akin to a table. The mammal will mash their prospective dinner of shellfish or mussels on it using their paws.

For the Asian short-claw otters at the Dudley Zoological Garden near Birmingham, England, they use the rocks as a pastime too—juggling.

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“The otters lie on their backs when they are in a juggling mood and pick up little pebbles, which they put on their tummies and roll around,” Jill Hitchman, zoo spokesperson, told the MailOnline. “They then juggle the pebbles from paw to paw,” she added.

The otters seem to have some serious talent, and the internet agrees, with the video garnering millions of views.

Take a look at the video; it might be just the thing to brighten your day.

Watch the video below:

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