World Otter Day Celebration

Gemma, female otter pup
Otterly Awesome Fun Planned to Celebrate World Otter Day May 31

With the addition of three more Asian small-clawed otter pups this year, Leia and Quincy’s family of eight needs new digs at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (NCAFF). Complete with three pools, interactive waterspouts and comfy nesting areas, the larger habitat in Otters on the Edge, will be their new romping ground. The family will make the move on World Otter Day, May 31, 2023. 

The World Otter Day celebration from 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. will include otter-inspired activities throughout the day with special enrichment treats and activities for the otter family. The day begins with a habitat chat all about otters with an environmental educator and otter keeper at Otters on the Edge in the NCAFF Conservatory . Visitors will enjoy watching the otter family of eight play, while asking questions and finding out more about Asian small-clawed otters. The otter family will also enjoy an enrichment activity at 2 p.m. as part of the celebration. Look for other fun activities throughout the Aquarium as we shine a spotlight on this vulnerable species and provide ways for visitors to take individual actions to save them. 

Find out more about this species at About Asian small-clawed otters.  All this fun is included with an Aquarium visit. Advance tickets are required. Please visit NCAFF Admissions to reserve your ticket today.