From Stuff website Jin the escapee otter dies - national | Stuff.co.nz An otter that once famously escaped from Auckland Zoo has died in Wellington. Jin, a three short clawed Asiatic otters, was found dead in her enclosure at Wellington Zoo on Monday morning, the zoo said in a statement today. Jin caught the imagination of New Zealanders in 2006 with her 26-day escapade around Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. She dug through two walls and scaled a 1.8-metre-high barrier to reach freedom. Jin arrived at Wellington Zoo with breeding partner Jala, via a short three-month stay at Christchurch's Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, in November 2007, the zoo said. ''For the last six months she had been introduced to a new breeding partner Bud, but was unsuccessful in delivering any pups. ''Our Keepers noted that she was a feisty animal, always ready to try to nibble at their boots when they were caught unawares they learnt to become ever more vigilant at these tactics over the years.'' A post mortem is being held at Massey University to determine the cause of death of the seven-year-old otter. The zoo is looking for a new breeding partner for Bud.