I wouldn't exactly call it a scholarship to Juilliard, but the National Zoo has an animal enrichment program that's given an entire family of Asian small-clawed otters the chance to make beautiful music together!

The otters at the zoo were given their very own keyboard and it appears as though they may have quickly moved on from the standard beginner's pieces, like "Chopsticks," right on to something a bit more refined, more eloquent and original.

In the second video below, you'll want to pay particular attention to the otter playing in the middle of the keyboard. It's quite apparent that he has a passion for music when you see how intently he's concentrating!

Officials at the zoo say that playing music "helps the animals to work on their sight, touch and hearing," according to The Associated Press.

Take a look at the first hilarious video below:


Now, if you can't get enough and want an encore, take a look at the video below and don't forget to be on the lookout for the otter in the middle, named Rutabaga!

The otters are given access to the keyboard about two times each month.

The animal enrichment program invites the patrons at the zoo to purchase gifts, which include everything from art supplies and rubber balls to iPad "apps for apes" and full-sized climbing structures.

What do you think about this idea? Let us know in the comments section below! I think it's an outstanding concept!

It certainly gives the animals something different to do once in a while. And they look like they're having a blast, which makes it even better!

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