North American river otter. Finnegan


Otter-ly Exciting Birthdays

March 19, 2024 | 1 minute read

We otter celebrate – we recently had two male North American river otter birthdays at the zoo!

‘Malo’ turned three earlier this month while ‘Finnegan’ (pictured) turned 10 on March 18!

Fish are a favourite food of river otters, but do you know how they catch them? These sleek swimmers can move through the water at 13 kilometres per hour, making catching fish a playful chase. To help them in their pursuit of prey, they are also able to hold their breath underwater for up to eight minutes!