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R.I.P Nellie The Cup Stacking Otter

She's gone off to the big river in the sky.

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Nellie the Sea Otter, who rose to fame in 2012 for her cup stacking skills, has died at the age of 19.

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Nellie learnt how to stack cups before moving to the zoo. The practice was continued by her trainers keep her mentally sharp.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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