We are otterly ecstatic to welcome Huck, Pippi and Jane into the Mote family!
The exhibit features North American river otters and provides an otter’s-eye view of their watershed homes. Watersheds — lands that drain water toward rivers, estuaries and the sea — are important to people and myriad wildlife, including river otters, their prey and many animals from land to the coastal oceans where Mote Marine Laboratory scientists carry out their research.
Visitors will see otters that were orphaned too young to survive alone and were raised by wildlife rehabilitators. Mote’s animal care specialists work with the otters and educate guests during narrated training sessions. Presentations take place daily at 1:30 p.m.
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“Otters & Their Waters” is open during normal hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway in Sarasota, Fla. The exhibit will be located at Mote’s Ann and Alfred Goldstein Marine Mammal Research and Rehabilitation Center. Purchase tickets to visit Huck, Jane and Pippi here.
This exhibit is made possible thanks to exhibit sponsors Alfred Goldstein & Jean Weidner Goldstein, Jane Graham Hyslop, James & Pati Ericson, Howard & Nancy Cobin, New Amsterdam Charitable Foundation, PNC Wealth Management, BMO Harris Bank, PGT Industries, Wohlers Family Foundation and Herald-Tribune Media Group.