Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center otter exhibit was recently included in the ’10 Best Otter Exhibits in the World’ compiled by Zoonation.org. According to the website, they counted down the 10 best places to see otters demonstrate their incredible swimming skills and intelligence. Exhibits were ranked based on viewing accessibility, animal group size and overall enrichment.

Ranked #10, Zoonation.org said, “This quaint yet state-of-the-art wildlife center nestled in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York is home to 3 adorable North American river otters. This exhibit features beautifully realistic scenery with native terrestrial and aquatic vegetation, river rocks, fallen logs, and plenty of places for the animals to explore and play. For visitor viewing, the Center boasts tall acrylic windows for both above and underwater viewing and has benches along the glass so you can relax and watch the otters in comfort. The Wild Center provides visitors with one of the best places to see river otters in the Northeastern United States.”

“This is a great surprise and honor,” said Leah Valerio, Curator at The Wild Center. “I saw the post on Facebook, was curious and clicked to read it. I was amazed to see The Wild Center included in this list with exhibits around the world. We are probably best known for our otters and their care and enrichment, as that of all of our animals, is of utmost importance.”

Three North American River Otters Squirt, Louie and Scarlett call The Wild Center home.
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For more information, please visit us online at www.wildcenter.org