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Photo Journal: Lucky dip


Lucky, the oldest male sea otter in captivity in Japan, wipes his mouth with his paws after eating fish at Suma Aqualife Park, in Kobe's Suma Ward, Hyogo Prefecture, on May 14, 2018. Lucky turned 20 years old on May 13. Although the life expectancy for sea otters is usually between 15 and 20 years, Lucky is still very energetic. He was brought to Suma Aqualife Park from an aquarium in the city of Niigata six years ago to mate with the park's female sea otter Asuka. Lucky eats up to six kilograms of frozen shishamo, a type of saltwater fish, each day. During feeding time, he sometimes steals Asuka's food. A staff member at the facility commented, "Lucky is greedy." (Mainichi)

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