Otter in Action

March 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm 1 comment

On Monday, our animal keepers, including Jennifer Williams (pictured in the video), performed some target training practice with our female otter, Pandora. Pandora has learned to touch her nose to a target stick and hold her place for several seconds to receive a reward of fish. This behavior is useful when an animal keeper or the vet needs to get a full look at an animal during a checkup. Check out this clip to see Pandora in action, and find out more during our new training presentations starting this Saturday at 2pm at the Nature Center.


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  • 1. shannonsays  |  March 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Well done! My daughters love Maymont’s otters. Can’t wait to come see them again.


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