Welcome to Otter Spotter!

North American River Otter at the Seneca Park Zoo Photo by Jeff Gerew

Otter Spotter is your source for otter information, teacher resources, and otter news. This is a collaborative project with the Seneca Park Zoo, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

North American River Otters are incredibly interesting animals that are fun to watch and found in zoos all over the country!   What is even more fun, is that otters most likely can be found in the wild in your local rivers and wetlands!

North American River Otter at the Buffalo Zoo

Explore our site to learn more about North American River Otters and other otter species you might see in Zoos. We also have a teacher resource section with lesson plans to be used in the classroom!

We hope you enjoy your visit to Otter Spotter!  Please if you have any questions, comments, or ideas for new content please contact us at OtterspotterNY@gmail.com.

Content is compiled by Emily Coon-Frisch who currently works as the Manager of Program Development at the Seneca Park Zoo, serves as an Education Advisor for the AZA’s Otter Species Survival Plan Committee, and is a graduate student at RIT.