Located in a beautiful wooded section on the eastern end of the zoo, our North American River Otter habitat allows an up-close experience. Watch our girls as they swim and hunt. Lively and mischievous, our girls each have their own fun behaviors, from watching people to swimming while carefully balancing a rock on their nose. Our girls are very vocal, and their playful squeals can often be heard from visitor viewing.

Probably the most active animals in the Zoo, river otters stay on the go for a large part of the day. Here you can see their activity both above and below the water line, as they enjoy swimming year-round and are almost always up for some playful interaction with guests.



North American River Otter


Keeper chats scheduled Memorial Day through Labor Day.