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Thursday, May 26, 2011

SEA OTTER AND SEA LION RETRIEVAL BEHAVIORS | Hugh  buttonLink

SEA OTTER AND SEA LION RETRIEVAL BEHAVIORS

What does a trainer do if they accidentally drop something into the otter exhibit? Or if it’s the end of the day and time to put the sea lion toys away? Does he or she don a wetsuit to retrieve the items personally from the water or find a long pole net to try to scoop them up? Well fortunately they don’t have to do either. One of the more practical behaviors that we train our sea lions and otters to do at the Aquarium of the Pacific is to retrieve objects from their exhibit.

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