Otters at the Canberra Zoo

johnboy 2 February 2009 34

[First filed: February 01, 2009 @ 07:15]

On YouTube “Cheesetoasters” has enriched our lives with video of Canberra’s otters at play in the National Zoo and Aquarium.

Forget white lions, otters steal the show every time.

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34 Responses to Otters at the Canberra Zoo
ant ant 8:15 am 02 Feb 09

I wonder if we’ll see a series called Otter Omnibus or something? Meerkat Manor was the best thing on TV a few years back. That Flower was an absolute nazi.

Thumper Thumper 8:13 am 02 Feb 09


farnarkler farnarkler 5:04 am 02 Feb 09

Otters are almost amphibious Meerkats.

cranky cranky 5:53 pm 01 Feb 09

‘Apparently they’re like land-based piranhas and will have your finger off quicker than Milat on a slow day in chokey.’

That is VERY clever!

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 5:23 pm 01 Feb 09

Aww so cute. I love meerkats too.

Granny Granny 5:21 pm 01 Feb 09

I don’t believe you! This calls for an experiment. I just need a volunteer.

Overheard Overheard 4:58 pm 01 Feb 09

I’m not a huge fan of zoos but the Mogo Zoo is absolutely superb and well worth a visit if you’re in that part of the world (about 20-ish kms south of Batemans Bay). The otters there are similarly capable of happily distracting anyone for copious amounts of time with their antics. You can spend a whole day there just drifting around for enclosure to enclosure with extremely authoritative commentary by the zoo personnel.

A warning: do not even think for a minute of trailing a hand into the otter enclosure. Apparently they’re like land-based piranhas and will have your finger off quicker than Milat on a slow day in chokey.

Granny Granny 4:47 pm 01 Feb 09

toriness said :

vicious beasts. worse than a great white shark.


Oh, I do hope that’s a trivia question!

Deckard Deckard 4:33 pm 01 Feb 09

Gerry-Built said :

meerkats are soooooooooooooo funny.

The meerkats at Dubbo zoo are awesome. You can sit there and watch them all day.

toriness toriness 4:10 pm 01 Feb 09

vicious beasts. worse than a great white shark.

Granny Granny 3:38 pm 01 Feb 09

What? Otters?

toriness toriness 3:36 pm 01 Feb 09

i love the otters at the zoo the best too!!!! i don’t reckon you’d want to fall in their enclosure though – all over red rover.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 3:08 pm 01 Feb 09

The NZ&A needs meerkatsmeerkats are soooooooooooooo funny.

Granny Granny 2:47 pm 01 Feb 09

Cajun Squirrel crisps!


Surely they wouldn’t dare!

SheepGroper SheepGroper 2:35 pm 01 Feb 09

They probably taste like ferrets. Fishy ferrets.

Might end up on the shelves next to the hedgehog flavoured crisps.

Granny Granny 1:48 pm 01 Feb 09

Oh, BerraBoy68, you so do not know that!!

: o

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 1:43 pm 01 Feb 09

Granny said :

I like otters because they know how to have fun.

And they taste like chicken.

Granny Granny 11:40 am 01 Feb 09

I like otters because they know how to have fun.

Ian Ian 9:07 am 01 Feb 09

Otters are cool. They are the most entertaining thing at the zoo.

ant ant 8:25 am 01 Feb 09

I like otters. They’re such weird looking creatures, with some very clever tricks like using rocks to open crabs.

I caused considerable amusement at ski school line up at a big resort in the US some years back, as we were discussing how it was that beginners approaching the meeting point always were obviously beginners. My contribution: “You can always tell they’re beginners, as they carry their equipment like a bundle of firewood, and angry greased otters”. Next time you go skiing, watch the first-timers trying to wrangle their gear out of the rental shop.

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