North American river otter

World Otter Day

Stone Zoo

Wednesday, May 29, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A Day Like No Otter!

Dive on otter to Stone Zoo as we celebrate World Otter Day! Did you know that river otters are capable of reaching swimming speeds of seven miles per hour and can hold their breath for up to eight minutes under water? North American river otters also play an important role in our ecosystem. Learn more about these incredible animals during special zookeeper talks, including how you can conserve and protect these species.

Otter Zookeeper Chats

11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Otter-ly Fun!

Committed to Conservation

Zoo New England participates in the North American river otter Species Survival Plan. By sharing research and knowledge, participating institutions work together to establish guidelines that best ensure the health of captive populations, and with success, the survival of otherwise extinct species.