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Otter dunks for health

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 - 00:39

Feb. 21 - To help his arthritic joints, a sea otter at the Oregon Zoo shoots hoops for exercise. Tara Cleary reports.

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In human terms, 15-year-old Eddie the sea otter is geriatric. So it's not surprising that he has arthritis in his elbows. Oregon Zoo's vet suggested exercise and that's how Eddie became a star at shooting hoops. According to his handler, he hardly ever misses and when he does, he perseveres until he's successful. Unfortunately Eddie's training regimen is not open to the public. But hey, what could beat a high five and a treat.

Otter dunks for health

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 - 00:39

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