Otter at Red River Zoo Destroys OtterBox-Protected Phone

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Visitors to the Red River Zoo in Fargo found themselves laughing at a bit of irony unfolding at the popular otter exhibit.

Photo: Matt Kalbus

Someone taking a photo of the otters apparently dropped their iPhone in the exhibit. The phone, equipped with an OtterBox case, was picked up by the animal. Zoo-goers watch as the otter rips apart the OtterBox case, dropping the phone into the water. Witnesses say the otter would retrieve the phone, chew on it, and drop it back into the water several times.

According to the official OtterBox website, their product is waterproof and the port covers also keep out dust and debris. The 3-layer design protects against drops, bumps and scratches, but it appears it is no match for actual otters.