August 04, 2011
In the past three months, we spotted two heart-warming, adorable clips of seals being released back into the wild, while two videos of a whale rolling and a whale rescue have been viewed over five million times combined.
While those might not be all that unusual, here's a odd trend: recently, we've seen three different, popular videos of aquarium mammals enjoying themselves on the other side of the glass. Yesterday's animal video of the day was this very very strange clip of a Beluga whale enjoying some mariachi music at a Connecticut aquarium. It's been seen nearly half a million times in 24 hours:
Last week, this clip of a baby hippo dancing underwater at the San Diego Zoo picked up roughly the same number of views:
But the whole thing really kicked off back in late May/early July, when footage of this otter -- also from the San Diego Zoo -- playing underwater with a little boy drew over 2 million views when it was picked up by a number of popular blogs and sites all over the world: