• 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:
Rachel Svetlik
Eric Kearns
In Memory of Holly Warner
Brennan Dorsey
Ray & Patty Czarnota
Justen O'Connor
Deanna Downard
Joy Skilsky
Caedan Judkins
Darleen Raulerson
Keith Wiersma
Old Pueblo Pretzels
Austin Dixon