• 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.

Classifications

Species Name:
African Spotted-Necked Otters
Scientific Name:
Lutra maculicollis
Continent:
Africa
Our Animal's Name(s):
Pfeiffer (female), Hasani (male)
Proud Parents:
Jordi Booher
Michelle Foth
Austin Dixon
Maxwell Palermo
Justen O'Connor
Joy Skilsky
Deanna Downard