Starting October 1, the Zoo will be open from 9am-4pm. The Giraffe Encounter will take place 7 days a week at 10:00am, and additionally on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm
High Energy Play:
Otters are built for life in the water. They can close their ears and nostrils when underwater, and have great webbed feet and a strong tails for swimming fast.
You may see these animals rolling or rubbing against grass and rocks. This is one way they groom their fur.
Theses otters do not have much fat on their bodies, so they need their thick fur to keep them dry and warm in the water.
At Reid Park Zoo:
Keepers give the otters a variety of treats to keep them active and healthy. Little fish frozen in balls of ice, zucchini slices, and live fish to chase after are some of their favorites.
- Species Name:
- African Spotted-Necked Otters
- Scientific Name:
- Lutra maculicollis
- Our Animal's Name(s):
- Pfeiffer (female), Hasani (male)
- Proud Parents:
- Austin Dixon
Meet New Male Otter “Hasani!”
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