VIDEO: Slimbridge otters keep cool with new fish lollies

Keeper John Crooks feeds a fish lolly to an otter

Keeper John Crooks feeds a fish lolly to an otter

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THE otters are keeping their cool at nearby Slimbridge Wetland Centre with the help of some special fish lollies.

Keeper John Crooks has been busy making the lollies by putting ingredients such as smelt, trout, minced beef and sardines in moulds to create the chilled treats.

John, said: “It isn’t just our visitors enjoying ice lollies in this hot weather our otters love them too!

“They enjoy playing outdoors in all weathers so this is a way of keeping them cool with the added bonus that the texture of the ice gives their teeth a bit of a clean too.”

WWT Slimbridge has three North American River Otters called Flo, Minnie and Ha ha.

Visitors can see the otters at daily feeding sessions at 11.30am and 3pm each day.

Click below for a video of the otters lapping up their cool fishy treats.

 

 

 

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7:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Given this is the Swindon Adver; where is the Swindon angle...?
Given this is the Swindon Adver; where is the Swindon angle...? LordAshOfTheBrake
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10:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

semitonic says...

Fish lollies... they sound delicious!

I might make some to go with my frozen chips.
Fish lollies... they sound delicious! I might make some to go with my frozen chips. semitonic
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