The Oregon Zoo /has,have/0// a basketball star named Eddie, and he's a 16 year old sea otter!
Sixteen /is,are/0// old for a sea otter.
Like many older animals and people, Eddie /has,have/0// sore joints.
He /needs,need/0// exercise to keep things from getting worse.
Eddie's legs /gets,get/1// exercise from swimming. But to exercise his sore elbows, Jenny DeGroot, the sea otter keeper, trained Eddie to throw a ball through a basketball hoop.
Now, she /says,say/0//, Eddie is so good, he rarely misses a shot.
It's not a surprise that Eddie /is,are/0// good at shooting hoops.
Sea otters in the wild /is,are/1// very good at using their front limbs.
They /grabs,grab/1// rocks
and /uses,use/1// them to crack open clams and other shells.
Eddie really /enjoys,enjoy/0// the exercise
and /loves,love/0// the fishy treat
he /gets,get/0// whenever he scores a basket.
"He's definitely got game," /says,say/0// DeGroot.