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Watch: Geriatric Sea Otter Stays Fit By Shooting Hoops
By Kim Keister, February 21, 2013 04:45 PM
Meet Eddie, a 15-year-old sea otter at the Oregon Zoo. At 15 he's considered a geriatric in otter years, but he isn't letting his age - and his arthritis - get in the way of having lots of fun, as you can easily see from watching him shoot hoops in his aquatic basketball court.
Eddie's signature move? "The slam dunk," says Jenny DeGroot, the zoo's lead sea otter keeper.
"Eddie almost never misses," DeGroot adds. "And if he does miss, he keeps going until he makes it."
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