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North American river otter

Virtual World Otter Day

Virtual World Otter Day

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- May 27, 2020 / 10:00 am

We hope you enjoyed our virtual celebration of World Otter Day! If you weren’t able to catch any of the presentations or want to check them out again please see the videos below. This free event occurred on Wednesday, May 27.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.  – Otter Enrichment and discussion with Zoo Keeper Catina Wright. This event has passed. See video below.

12:15 p.m. – Wednesday Wildlife Wonderings Lunch & Learn with Dr. Caroline DeLong, Professor and Undergraduate Program Director at RIT.  Dr. DeLong will share research she conducted with the Zoo’s otters in a presentation titled “What We Know about Vision in Otters.” This event has passed. See video below.

1 p.m. – Otter Enrichment and discussion with Zoologist Brian Sheets. This event has passed. See video below.

2 p.m. – Presentation by Dr. Larry Buckley, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Biology at RIT.  Dr. Buckley and Interim Zoo Director David Hamilton will share insights from the genetic research they are conducting on otters across accredited Zoos and Aquariums. This event has passed. See video below.

All Day

Otter Enrichment Presentation 1 with Zoo Keeper Catina Wright:

Otter Enrichment #2 with Zoologist Brian Sheets

Enjoy this slide show of otters from the Seneca Park Zoo over the years.

Deep in the Swamp – Read by Interim Zoo Director at Seneca Park Zoo David Hamilton

Dr. Caroline DeLong – “What We Know about Vision in Otters.”

Otter Genetic Research Talk

Training an otter, from a keeper’s perspective! Description here.


May 27, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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