Image: Molalla the baby river otter learns to swim during lessons from her mother, Tilly
Oregon Zoo

TODAY   |  April 04, 2013

Baby otter learns to swim from mama at zoo

Mo, a North American river otter born at the Oregon Zoo in late January, took his first dip last week, but not without a lot of help from his mom, who initiated the swimming lesson by nudging Mo to the water’s edge and plunging in with a firm grip on the scruff of her pup’s neck, just as otter moms do in the wild.

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