Hottentot Teal, Tater Tot, deceased


Remembering ‘Tater Tot’

December 23, 2023 | 1 minute read

We are saddened to share that on December 23, 2023, our Animal Care, Health & Welfare team made the compassionate decision to euthanize our 14- year-old Hottentot teal, ‘Tater Tot’.

Tater Tot called the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo home for his entire life, having hatched here in 2009.

We will share additional information, including the health challenges that led to this decision once a necropsy is completed. Please keep the African Rainforest team in your thoughts during this difficult time.