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Baby Otters & "Star Wars"

Kansas City Zoo Otters Are Intergalactic

January 29, 2019 - 1:59 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Kansas City Zoo had three new baby otters born, the names officials came up with were out of this world.

Literally, at least when it comes to the movie world. The Kansas City Star reports the Asian small-clawed otter triplets are named Han, Luke and Leia, as in the central characters in "Star Wars."

That got the public's attention. And it got the attention of the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in the famed franchise.

Mark Hamill tweeted "Thanks for finally reuniting Han, Luke and Leia." He added the hashtag "#YouOtterBeProudOfYourselves."


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