Non-Native Chicago Wildlife
This article was originally posted at my Scientific American blog. It was also picked up by io9 and boingboing.
Above is a video of Cayucos the otter being groomed, courtesy of Shedd Aquarium (no audio)
Mid-February, I took a science-themed trip to Chicago. I absolutely had to visit the new orphaned baby otter adopted by the Shedd Aquarium. I also could not turn down a chance to offer a one year happy birthday greeting to the two toed sloth born atLincoln Park Zoo last year around Valentine’s Day.
Otters, a Sloth and a Giant Panda at Smithsonian’s Zoo
A visit to the free Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington DC is always worth it, even if the weather might be inclement.
I captured a few of my favorite animals who just happened to be quite active today!
9 years ago animals, More Science, Nature, otters, sloths • Tags: asian small clawed otters, FONZ, giant panda, otters, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Zoo, two-toed sloth, Washington DC