Otters Get Special Treat

By KBJR News 1

May 9, 2013 Updated May 9, 2013 at 9:12 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Zhoosh and Anang, the Great Lakes Aquarium Otters, were given a special treat today.

Live Smelt was on the menu.

Feeding the otters live food gives them a chance to act out their animal instincts by hunting.

Otter Keeper Tara Jones says this is good for their minds and bodies.

"So in the wild they would be chasing live animals. They would be enriched by the sun, birds, all those things; so we try to give them things that are exciting, and live smelt is one of those things," said Jones.

This is the first time the smelt feeding was open to the public.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.