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Otters and an orangutan get musical

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 00:51

May 28 - Animals at a U.S. zoo practice their music skills on toy pianos. Roselle Chen reports.

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Orangutans and otters, not normally known for their musical dexterity, expressed their creativity on keyboard instruments in a Washington D.C. zoo. Smithsonian's National Zoo supplied a keyboard and a toy xylophone/piano for the animals to play, part of a program to challenge and stimulate the lives of the furry friends and provide a little fun as well. Bonnie the orangutan played the toy xylophone/piano, while a group of Asian small-clawed otters tinkered on the keyboard. The zoo hosts 2,000 animals of around 400 species and receives around two million visitors each year. It's part of the Smithsonian Institution, which makes up the world's largest museum and research complexes.

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Otters and an orangutan get musical

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 00:51