Duluth's zoo has artists in residence – otters

A few times a week, Zhoosh and Anang, a pair of river otters at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, spend their lunch hour out of the public’s eye, smearing card stock with paint, the Duluth News Tribune reports. It's part of the animals' "tactile enrichment" – it's good for their brains, zoo officials say. The zoo sells their creations for $35.
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The river otters at Duluth's Lake Superior Zoo can swim up to 6 mph and remain under water for up to two minutes. But they have other skills.

A few times a week, Zhoosh and Anang spend their lunch hour out of the public’s eye, smearing card stock with paint, the Duluth News Tribune reports. It's part of the animals' "tactile enrichment" – the artistic expression is good for their brains, zoo officials say.

The zoo sells their creations for $35.

The otters were briefly displaced by summer flooding that closed the zoo for several weeks, but the otters returned in July.

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