This last week my family and I visited the Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Aquarium) and were fascinated watching these sea otters from the Pacific ocean. There were three otters in the exhibit and these two floated around together, touching the entire time. Most of the time the head of one bumped up against the other as they cleaned their fur, but at one moment, they reached out and held hands, er, paws as if to reassure each other. It was the most endearing sight.
What is it, that draws us to zoos and aquariums? I think we visit these places, not only to see the creatures from the wild, but to see a bit of ourselves. We seek the human behaviors, and are so excited when we catch the moments that make these animals a little more understandable to us. FeeMail's photo is a great example. She captured a moment that brings the wild a little closer to humanity.
Kat of The Kat Eye View of the World
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