Marvel at the ease with which Nellie the sea otter stacks this trio of cups — a task that lesser animals would merely paw at, in half-hearted resignation.

Do not attempt to pull one over on Nellie. Even when you hand her cups out of order — as the trainer does at the 32-second mark — she responds in turn, bashing the cups against her belly while staring incredulously at her incompetent handler; "are you f*cking kidding me right now?" her expression reads, as she goes out of her way to correct this inexcusably elementary error.


Nellie deals with this kind of incompetence every day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, and she can barely stand it anymore, a fact she communicates by looking paralyzingly adorable 100% of the time.

Many thanks to Jennifer Oulette for posting this, for, as she points out, this morning has been a bit of a downer, and could use a bit of cuddly, otter-themed levity.