Sea otter receives residency status in JapanA wild sea otter has become a special resident in the city of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, after making a contribution to the city by attracting many tourists.

The otter, dubbed Ku-chan, began appearing in Kushiro River a while ago. The economic benefit to the local area generated by the sea otter, which has been attracting visitors even from outside of the country, is said to reach about 50 million yen per month.

Never underestimate the power of an otter.

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