The North Carolina Zoo is temporarily suspending operations
effective March 17 until further notice. More information.
The development of zoo animal diets uses careful research and design to meet each species’ needs. For otters, this means a diet of only fish. Keepers and veterinarians closely watch body condition, behavior, and consumption of diet. These observations may lead to adjustments to keep the otters healthy.
This species is cooperatively managed as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan program program. This program is responsible for developing a Breeding and Transfer Plan for each species in the program.