Idiom of the Day
on active duty
doing full-time service (usually used in the military when someone is doing full-time service)
The soldiers were on active duty when the hurricane reached the shore.
Ahanu the otter slips through the water at the Denver Zoo. The two year old male is a new zoo resident, brought from the Oakland Zoo in California to keep Denver s previous male otter, Otto, company. Otto s earlier companion Ariel died of old age last year, and given otters highly social nature, Otto needed a new friend.