On Friday, Twitch introduced a brand new class for individuals who stream whereas carrying swimsuits referred to as Swimming pools, Sizzling Tubs, and Seashores. And whereas certain, lots of the swimsuit-clad streamers might be discovered within the latest class, a brand new form of content material creator has began to take advantage of the recent tub meta: lovable rescued otters.
The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver, and 4 of its rescued otters, technically have their livestream inside the scorching tub class. If you happen to watch the stream, you’ll see they do all kinds of cute stuff like splash round, flip underwater, and gnaw on their toys. In the event that they’re not energetic they could additionally chill by floating on their backs. All of them simply do their very own little otter factor.
Whereas it’s hilarious to see them subsequent to all of the folks hanging out of their swimsuits, it’s really a very intelligent use of the class. The grouping is new, and whereas many most likely go to it searching for typical scorching tub streams, it appears to be grabbing consideration for the otters. On the time of press the little otters had roughly 1,700 viewers with the channel being the third most-watched below the class.
Animals on Twitch are nothing new, after all. A recreation reserve in South Africa hosts a livestream that includes wild animals like leopards and child warthogs and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago shared movies of its penguins touring across the museum. However a part of what units the otters aside is that the handler managing the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre stream has leaned into the controversial scorching tub class. The title of the printed jokes that the animals have the “THICCEST FUR” and that it’s the “HOTTEST” stream, referencing how human streamers format their broadcasts in all caps, if not countless emojis.
The otter livestream is a enjoyable, cute approach to join folks to animals at a time when it’s been arduous to go to a zoo or aquarium.