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Photo Journal: Laidback Lady


The female sea otter Pata is pictured at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan on her 21st birthday on June 28, 2017. Now over 80 years old in human terms, Pata appeared to appreciate the ice cake she was given in celebration of her longevity. Weighing in at 18.5 kilograms, Pata is the oldest of 12 sea otters being cared for in Japan, and is said to have a laid-back personality. She held the cake-shaped ice that she was given with her front paws, and rotated around and around in the water. "She gazed at me like a child," a visitor to the aquarium said. (Mainichi)

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