North/ American River Otter

North/ American River Otter

River otters are excellent swimmers and divers and are usually found no more than 10 yards from water. They can remain underwater for six to eight minutes.

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Wish List

You can help the zoo by donating an item on our wish list.  We ask that all donated items be new or in gently used condition and less than five years old.

  • Computers- new, high speed (call with specs before donating)
  • Box fans
  • Enrichment items:
    • Burlap sacks
    • Kong toys
    • Sprinkler/mister
  • Flat screen monitors (3 needed)
  • Lawn aerator
  • Lawn mower
  • LCD projector
  • Litter tongs
  • Lix-it bottles 
  • Long, white "opera" gloves
  • Loppers
  • New heavy duty weedwacker
  • Plastic storage bins
  • Pony Turnout Blanket size 48"or 51"
  • Portable radio
  • Portable sales cart
  • Refrigerator - 3ft
  • Rubbermaid cabinets
  • Sprinkler (vertical)
  • Weed eater
  • Backhoe attachment for a Bobcat 773
  • Scissor lift capable of reaching 22 ft. ceiling in Elephant Barn
  • Soft serve ice cream machine
  • Step stool
  • Toaster for overnight programs
  • Velcro-strips
  • Verizon-compatible iPhones (4 or 4S)
  • 3 ton Jack

If you wish to donate any of these items, please call (315) 435-8511 x108.