• otter
  • otter
  • otter

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:
In Memory of Holly Warner
Caedan Judkins
Darleen Raulerson
Keith Wiersma
Austin Dixon
Patty & Ray Czarnota
Brennan Dorsey
Eric Kearns
Rachel Svetlik
Maria Dellos
Lisa Smith
Claire DesChamps
Jason Neild
Joseph Nix
Lucy Suffecool