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Wild Instincts gets featured in BBC " Supercharged Otters" episodeSubmitted: 10/21/2017
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
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Wild Instincts gets featured in BBC
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.

Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.

The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.

The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.

"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.


The episode teaches Otter biology and what it takes for otters to survive in the world.

The show also teaches people how they can help otters existence in the environment.

Wild Instincts intern Paige Smutzler said she learned a lot through the experience.

"You learn all the biology about them like they get their water proofing at 11 weeks old and if you put them out too early they could die," said Smutzler. 

Naniot released the otters back into the wild last year.

About 150 people saw Saturday's early screening.

The episode officially gets released in the U.S. later this year.



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