If cuteness factor went to 11, our young River Otters would easily achieve that rating. Today, Nurseries Director Lynnette Scott, invited me to film the otters’ first experience with live crayfish. It didn’t take them long to figure out these were tasty little morsels (even though one otter carried around a tenacious crayfish that latched onto its belly before the other otter discovered and promptly devoured it).
The wooden platform that you see in the photo and video is actually the otters’ favorite place to hang out. They also have plenty of tree limbs and branches and a large pool in their room. We’re planning on moving them to outdoor caging in the next couple days, then releasing them in approximately 2 weeks.
You’ll have to check out the video of them playing with, and finally eating, the crayfish.