Ranging over much of North America, the river otter survives anywhere with access to abundant prey and clean water. With a streamlined body, webbed feet, muscular tail, flexible body, and waterproof fur, otters are designed for swimming in search of fish, crayfish, and other aquatic creatures to eat.
Scientists at the Zoo’s Lindner Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are studying the reproductive physiology of otters to improve captive breeding.
Meet an Otter Zookeeper
Watch otter pair, Nero (male) and Zoe (female), swim underwater as they show off their diving skills!