Playful Otters Explore Their New Aquarium Home

Updated: 04/18/2014 10:38 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 5:32 PM

Two playful new additions have been revealed to the public at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

Two river otters arrived nearly two months ago, but they were released into the Otter Cove Thursday. On Friday, they were still exploring their new home.

The two are taking the spotlight from the aquarium's 17-year-old resident otter, which went into retirement at the beginning of the year. Great Lakes Aquarium Education Director Sarah Erickson said the new stars are adjusting well.

"Keepers have been really working hard to build relationships and trust with these two otters and they've been doing a great job," she said. "The otters have caught on really quickly. They've been really eager learners and it's been really fun and interesting to watch that happen."

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