Otter Springs opened in Spring 2014 and is home to two Asian Short-clawed Otters. The male, Otis, and female, Kumari, were both pushed out of their respective groups in other UK zoos and we were thrilled to be able to offer them a new home and a new start here.
It was love at first sight and the two are inseperable! Otis and Kumari have now started a family of their own, and the enclosure is large enough to accomodate several more otters if they have more.
Otter Springs incorporates a large waterfall, from which a stream extends from the raised top of the enclosure, right down into a large pool at the front which is set below ground level.
This playful pair are a joy to watch and are usually very active but if they decide to stay cosy in their heated indoor nest, you can see them through a secret window and flick on the light to catch a glimpse of them.