River Otter

Best Time to Visit: Right when the zoo opens, or at the end of the day. The otters tend to take naps during the mid-afternoon.
Diet: Mainly aquatic organisms, such as fish, turtles, crayfish, crabs, and other aquatic invertebrates.
Average Lifespan: 8-9 years
Favorite Enrichment: They love live feeder fish, and just about anything else they can chase around their pool.



River otters are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan.