Eddie the geriatric slam-dunking sea otter (video)

Eddie is a senior citizen sea otter who was rescued from southern California — he was unable to survive on his own — and now lives in the Portland Zoo.

Doctors recently noticed that Eddie, who is already a senior at age 15, had arthritis.  So they needed to come up with an exercise program to help keep his elbows nimble.  They figured shooting hoops would be a great way to exercise his entire elbows.

Check out Eddie’s moves!

Here are a few screen shots, followed by the video.

Eddie sussing out the hoop.

Eddie sussing out the hoop.

 

Eddie taking it to the house

Eddie taking it to the house

 

Eddie delivers!

Eddie delivers!

 

Eddie with another slam dunk

Eddie with another slam dunk

 

Eddie's vanity shot.

Eddie’s vanity shot.


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  • OtterQueen

    Otters rule!

  • Jafafa Hots

    Feral cats are a massive problem here in CA. I say that as a lover of cats with 4 rescued ferals, who has assisted in rescuing and placing several feral litters.

    I am totally for a statewide ban on allowing unaltered cats outdoors… even tagged or chipped unfixed cats should be legally allowed to be live trapped and neutered or spayed, with a fine or a bill for the work presented to the owner.

  • hollywoodstein

    Have always loved those little guys. Glad they are back a little bit. Sad they are dying because of feral kitty litter. One of the few animals that maybe could get cat ladies to keep their girls indoors and chemically castrate the ferals. Aside from the songbirds and the rodents cats as subsidized predators are awful, but go ahead raise it at your next rotary meeting.

  • Island In The Sky

    Need to find another otter to lob it to him, a la Chris Paul! (but since they’re in Blazer territory, Damian Lillard would suffice!)

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Very dog-like almost.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Sexy at (otter) 70.

  • hollywoodstein

    Vanity shot. Brilliant.

  • hollywoodstein

    Did not think something could compete with dogs driving cars, but close.

  • hollywoodstein

    Eat that facial, Lebron.

  • S1AMER

    Since the beginning of time, no member of this already super-cute species has been cuter than this little guy. Absolutely, positively, one of the most joy-providing videos I’ve ever seen.

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