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Friday, October 28, 2016

Otters Meet Jack-o-lantern

Posted by Kirsten Pisto, communications

Here’s J̶o̶h̶n̶n̶y̶ Guntur!


(Video: bit.ly/otterjack by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.)

Our Asian small-clawed river otters received a special Halloween treat this year. Along with new bedding (straw), and Halloween themed objects to explore, the otter lodge was treated to a jack-o-lantern full of juicy worms. Mmm. We stuck a GoPro inside the gourd to give you a terrifying perspective. 

Listen closely, can you hear the squeaks? Asian small-clawed otters are known for their many different vocalizations to communicate.
Treats, did you say? Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.
Pumpkin Bash 2016 is this weekend, October 29-30, for details visit http://www.zoo.org/halloween 

Otters Guntur, Teratai, Maxwell, Chancellor, Sherman, Thomas, Peanut, Valerie, Boo and Cliff are slotted for another Halloween feast at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 29!

See you there.

An otter investigates a straw-filled pumpkin ball. It floats! Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

Queen of Pumpkin Bash. The view up here is nice. Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

The lodge is very excited about their new bedding! Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, Woodland Park Zoo.

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