Piano-Playing Otters at National Zoo
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Many classical music aficionados deem Bach the supreme gothic composer on the pipe organ, but even he can’t compete with the gaggle of keyboardists who are quickly gaining popularity at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.
“While they wouldn’t encounter a keyboard in the wild, the activity engages their sight, touch, and hearing senses,” the Smithsonian commented on YouTube.
At five seconds, one otter finds middle C, sets up with proper posture (both arms extended, head high), and maintains its version of a high-C melody with its right paw, sharping and flatting deeper notes with its left.
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