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Red River Zoo celebrates World Otter Day

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Every last Wednesday of May is the day that goes to the otters!

World Otter Day was created to help draw attention to otters, celebrate them, and raise awareness and support for their conservation globally.

At the Red River Zoo, Annabelle and Butler are the two otters that visitors can see.

“They’re really exciting animals to have at the zoo, they are super fun, the public loves them. said Sally Mulvena, President & CEO of the Red River Zoo. “They’re highly intelligent, so training the otters is a really gratifying experience for our keepers but also really important for the otters themselves, to help us to help them maintain their health.”

Annabelle is 16 years-old, Butler is 12-14 years old. The average lifespan for an otter is 10 years.

There are 13 different species of otters, the ones at the Red River Zoo are North American River Otters.

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