River otter refuses to swim at Florida museum


Joey is a young river otter at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. While two older otters frolic in the water, 9-month-old Joey won't jump in.

Keepers think Joey was separated from his mother before he learned to swim.

He's making progress; he'll submerge his head, but holds on for dear life with his tail.

Keepers hope Joey is swimming when the exhibit opens in less than a month.

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