National Mississippi River Museum Adds New Otter

The National Mississippi River Museum has added a new addition to their Otterly Amazing Family.

A one year-old female otter is now calling the museum home.  

Months before being transferred from a rehab facility to the museum, The otter was found motherless in a residential area of northeast Iowa.

Currently, the museum has three North American River Otters. The oldest female Otter, Mama has resided at the museum since 2004, and the oldest male Otter was added in early 2019.

Living Collections curator Abby Urban discusses the female otter’s well being prior to her transition to the National Mississippi River Boat Museum.

“She’s been in great health and we were able to make that move and introduce her to our other otter and it’s gone very very smoothly.” Explains Urban.

The otter pup is very curious in nature and playful with her new Otter Pal.

Neither female or male Otter has received a name yet. However, the Museum hopes to have an interactive naming opportunity in the future.

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