Oregon Zoo Gives Their Otters Ice Baths to Help Them Beat the Heat

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Splish splash, otters are taking baths — ice baths, that is!

The temperatures in Portland have risen above 90 degrees this summer and with the mammal’s thick fur, that heat can be unbearable.

To help them stay comfortable amid the scorching temps, the Oregon Zoo has put together a 'cool' solution for their otters, filling small pools with ice.

The zoo’s otters clearly loved the set-up, as they were seen playing and rolling around in the ice cubes, digging around and even eating them.  

The zoo posted about the ice bath escapade with a cheeky Facebook post that read, “Better set your AC to ottermatic today."

Otters have the thickest fur of any animal, growing one million hairs per square inch, so it is no wonder these otters really enjoyed the icy water.


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