It’s the first day of the school hols (in WA anyhow), so there are two otters today! April 12 is also the day Jonas Salk declared the first polio vaccine to be safe and effective, the day Yuri Gagarin first traveled into outer space (Cosmonautics Day in Russia, it is also celebrated as the International Day of Human Space Flight elsewhere), the day of the first Space Shuttle launch, and the birthday of amazing judoka Keiko Fukuda, who died aged 99 about a year ago. It is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
On to the otters!
Would you just look at this face? (Courtesy of Ray Morris on flickr.)
And Peter Trimming brings us these, snapped at the British Wildlife Centre.
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