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Your morning adorable: Baby Asian small-clawed otter plays with plush walrus, cat toy ... and another otter!

June 30, 2010 | 11:59 am

If there's something cuter than a baby Asian small-clawed otter, we'd love to hear about it.

We'd have to place this fellow, Fenway, somewhere near the top of the list of the cutest things we've ever seen. YouTube user Misspippylou is quick to point out, much to our relief, that the little guy "is not a pet. I am a professional animal caretaker and work at a marine park."

Baby otters: Too adorable to be handled by anyone other than a professional. (Of course, there are a number of reasons other than their almost-criminal cuteness that we laypeople shouldn't be allowed to keep them as pets. That being said, we sure wouldn't mind having the chance to pet little Fenway just once!)

Asian small-clawed otters are known for their manual dexterity, which, in the wild, allows them to grab small prey animals such as mussels and snails. In captivity, that dexterity can be harnessed for quite a different purpose: playing a tiny keyboard!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Video: Misspippylou via YouTube

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