And now, the Smithsonian National Zoo is getting involved.
The Zoo has been providing animals with toys and instruments as part of its Animal Enrichment program – if you’re interested in becoming a patron to an aspiring animal musician, you can can donate to the program here.
This cage of Asian small-clawed otters was given a keyboard to play with, and the results are interesting. With as high-strung an animal as otters, Kind of Blue isn’t going to be springing from their paws (small-clawed or otherwise), but they do appear to be having a lot of fun.
Below, a more serene, meditative piece, as Bonnie the orangutan takes to a xylophone.
You can read more about the National Zoo’s enrichment program here, and stay tuned for the otters’ debut at the Kennedy Center.
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