Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cute otters cause internet sensation

A pair of otters, filmed holding hands in Vancouver, have become video stars after footage of them was posted on the internet. Milo and Nyac were filmed sleeping while floating on their backs holding hands, a behaviour biologists call rafting. Since the video was posted, it has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people and become YouTube's top rated pets and animals video of all time. It's not the first time Nyack has been featured on TV. She was one of the few sea otters to survive getting coated with oil during the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska in 1989. She was cleaned up and sent to Vancouver, where she has now become a video star. See video

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