(September 21, 2015) – This brainy otter is a breath of fresh air, and she needs one too!
A Seattle aquarium taught an otter to use an inhaler after smoke inhalation from recent wildfires in the region caused her to develop asthma.
One-year-old Mishka came to the Seattle aquarium in January from the wild.
She is believed to be the first asthmatic otter on the books.
She uses the same medicine as humans with asthma, and Mishka will likely require help from the inhaler for the rest of her life.
Otters typically live between 10 to 12 years.