Otters and visitors had a great time at our Otter Celebration on Saturday.
Our thanks to everyone that helped to make it a success!
Here are some photos, courtesy of Anne Malarich.
Our first cake was paper mache with fish in the candles.
We had a huge tide on Saturday, and the otters seemed to have fun swimming over areas that are normally dry. We have seven otters total, and they are managed in two groups. We rotated the groups onto a different exhibit in the middle of the day. All the presents and cakes were eventually dragged into the water.
Many of our otters were born in March, and this is a very common time for our wild otters to have pups as well. It is also breeding season. Otters sometimes take a full 365 days to have their babies! Fortunately for them, they are not actually pregnant the whole time. This process is called delayed implantation.