Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Simon Hampel, 26 Mar 2005.
Sounds like they could use some females...
Any idea what species they are?
Wellington Zoo otters
they are Oriental small claw otters .
If anyone has been to Mogo Zoo , they would probably had seen an ex Wellington Zoo otter that was a real houdini escape artist .
The zoo last bred otters in 2002 .
I am not sure why they no longer are breeding them .... its not as if they are the most expensive animal to display .....
Have a look at the Wellington Zoo website
http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/ for more info .
When I get around to developing the film , I will send the photos to Sim to put on the website -- there is at least one photo of the otter/s that is amongst them .
and guess what ? The keepers get into the enclosures with them for behavioural enrichment training . They also give a small talk about otters .
Strangely enough , there is no "danger hype " in evidence , even though the otters at the zoo can give a nasty bite ...
otters in new zealand dying
just wondering it you had heard that 4 otters died at hamilton zoo the other day from a mystery illness. the illness which killed two otters last year also in new zealand remains unidentified...
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