The birth of the otter pups is a first for Miller Park Zoo and a
rarity in general. North American River Otters rarely reproduce in
zoos and aquariums, averaging only three litters a year total across
110 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums. A typical litter is three pups but can be anywhere from
one to five.
“This is a big step for the pups,” explained Jay Tetzloff, Miller
Park Zoo Superintendent. “We’re enjoying watching them grow up, and
I encourage people to stop by and see them.”
The opportunity to name the pups will be auctioned off at Zoo Do in
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A new river otter exhibit is in Phase I of the Zoo’s Master
Plan. The Miller Park Zoological Society is currently
fundraising for implementation of the Plan.
For more information contact Jay Tetzloff at Miller Park Zoo,
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