Streeetch! Otters have very flexible spines to allow them to evenly groom their entire body. Today Pfeiffer is demonstrating this flexibility with her unique strategy for looking around!
See that shine on these otters’ fur? Otter fur is coated in thick oil to help make it waterproof!
Now is the perfect time to lounge poolside with Pfeiffer the spotted-necked otter. Enjoy this calm minute of Bringing the Zoo to You.
Did you know that our female spotted-necked otter, Pfeiffer, is over 20 years old? This is elderly for an otter, but she can still keep up with her much younger friend, Hasani, especially… more ›
What is this otter doing? Otters have scent glands all over their body, and they rub these glands on surfaces in their habitat to mark their territory with their smell. Because otters live… more ›
Do Our Otters Have Mustaches? Some Zoo fans have asked us why our otters appear to have mustaches! African spotted-necked otters like Hasani and Pfeifer are named for their white markings on their… more ›
Today is World Otter Day! We are celebrating our Zoo’s two African spotted-necked otters (Hasani and Pfeifer) and their wild otter cousins! Otters rely on clean water to fish in, using their great… more ›
Our African spotted-necked otters are as playful as ever and enjoying time in their pool! We wish you were here to watch their antics in person, but until then enjoy this video of… more ›
Zoo Keepers recently gave some of the animals a special treat: live fish! Local news station KVOA was on hand to document the fun for its weekly Zoo 4 You feature. Check out the… more ›
On Saturday November 1, Zoo Keepers gave pumpkins to just about every animal at the Zoo! Check out these great photos of animals enjoying a special fall treat: Thanks again to Buckelew Farm… more ›