154 views as of 27~09~2011
Edinburgh Zoo 12~07~2011.
This otter was having a great time playing with his pine cone!!!
Oriental Small-Clawed Otter
In September 2009, we received Ray, a male otter that came to us from the Longleat Safari Park in Longleat, Warminster. A female otter named Elena came to us from the New Forest Wildlife Park in Southampton in February 2010. Elena was born in 2004. She was slowly introduced to Ray, and they are now living together happily in the same enclosure. Keepers had observed the pair mating and in July 2010 Elena gave birth to a litter of three pups; two girls and one boy.
Our Oriental small-clawed otters have deluxe accommodations. In June 2002 we opened a new otter enclosure, which includes a waterfall and numerous pools where the otters spend much of their time playing and swimming. In 2003 the enclosure was featured on the prestigious Zoolex website, which is the highest accolade in international zoo design.