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International Otter Day

International Otter Day

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At the Zoo - May 26, 2019 / 10:00 am

Celebrate International Otter Day with us at Seneca Park Zoo on Sunday, May 26. Learn all about otters through training and enrichment demonstrations, keeper chats, Biofacts, and more. Plus, enter drawings to win a painting made by one of the Zoo’s otters or an exclusive behind-the-scenes meet and greet!

Meet with Dr. Caroline DeLong, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director for Psychology at RIT, to learn about Seneca Park Zoo’s partnership with RIT on two very different studies with our resident North American river otters.

Visit interactive stations to discover the different otter species, their unique adaptations for survival, and what you can do in your daily life to preserve aquatic habitats for local animals.

This event is FREE with Zoo admission.

Schedule of Events

10:30 a.m. – Otter Training Demonstration

11:00 a.m. – Otter Cognitive Research presentation by Dr. DeLong of RIT

11:30 a.m. – Otter Experience / Keeper Chat

12:30 p.m. – Otter DNA research presentation by Dr. Buckley of RIT

1 p.m. – Otter Enrichment Demonstration / Keeper Chat

2 p.m. – Otter Experience / Keeper Chat

3:30 p.m. – Otter Training Demonstration


May 26, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621 United States
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(585) 336-7200

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