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Otter Return


We are excited to announce the return of the otters, Otis and Ricky, on July 13, 2016.  

For the past several months, the two otters have vacationed at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, while a new off-exhibit home and other work were completed for them at the Thompson Park Zoo.

Otis and Ricky will not be available for public viewing for a few weeks while they acclimate to the refurbished exhibit before going out on display full-time.  But, you might be one of the lucky few to see them during their acclimation process.

The work included installing a new off-exhibit holding area, repairs to the exhibit’s pond, its glass pane, ultraviolet lights and a water heater. The exhibit’s filtration system also was upgraded.

We would like to thank the community for their patience during the refurbishment and for their generosity.  All renovations and exhibits are made possible by generous supports and zoo-goers like yourself.  THANK YOU!

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