This update was written by American Trail keeper Jackie Spicer.
Our 4 month-old North American river otter pups Coquille, Potomac and Nash have been exploring their exhibit on American Trail since late April, and they get more adventurous with each new day.
When the pups first went out on exhibit, they were quite cautious about venturing too far into the yard and were reluctant to swim. With a lot of encouragement from their mom, Ashkii, the pups have since acclimated well to their surroundings. Now, they spend a lot of time in the pool, and they will even dive all the way to the bottom. They have become very confident swimmers! On land, the pups entertain each other will lots of play wrestling and chasing one another around the exhibit.