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Cochituate State Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including some otters which were the inspiration behind our mascots Ollie Otter and Olivia Otter. Here are some of our favorite otter videos:

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The Otter Billy Joel: Video and synopsis courtesy of YouTube: "Dua, an Asian Small-Clawed Otter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, plays the piano as a behind-the-scenes enrichment. This activity was created to give Dua something interesting to do and extend his feeding time, while showing off his species dexterity. You can learn more by visiting"

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Otter Artistry: This otter paints to raise funds for the Pretoria Zoo in South Africa. Video courtesy of YouTube.

River Otter Plays With Pebbles: Video courtesy of YouTube and Zoological Society of London,

River Otters Frolic in PBS "Planet Earth" TV Series: Video and synopsis courtesy of YouTube: "Excerpt from PBS's "Planet Earth" series (Episode - 'Rivers') that just has crazy otter fun with additional group rubbing!" Order your copy of the series at