Otterly charming pair of otters at Bournemouth's Oceanarium

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE BALL: An otter at Bournemouth Oceanarium ON THE BALL: An otter at Bournemouth Oceanarium

A PAIR of otters who charmed visitors to Bournemouth’s Oceanarium have celebrated their first anniversary there.

More than £150,000 was invested to create a bespoke home to mirror the natural habitat of the Oriental small clawed otters.

Stan and Roxy, the residents of the Otter Oasis, who were named by the public, were given a perfect birthday present of some toys to play with in the water.

Holly Brennan, dedicated otter keeper, said: “I have had a fantastic year getting to know our oriental small-clawed otters, as have our visitors.

“Ever since they were introduced to one another, Stan and Roxy have been inseparable playing, snoozing and exploring together.

“They are such great little characters and have developed very distinct personalities.”

The attraction is offering half-price entry to BH residents in May.

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11:44pm Mon 21 May 12

whataboutthat says...

These are, at the end of the day, animals in captivity. They are a money making attraction viewable, at a discount, for BH post coded residents. They play, snooze and explore the limits of their glass cage with one another because they are captive attractions that the oo arr brigade pay to see. They are inseparable out of fear and boredom. A plastic ball does not make their character. Killing fishes and swimming for miles is what they are capable of and require in order to live an open life. This article is a crappy piece of corprate PR.
These are, at the end of the day, animals in captivity. They are a money making attraction viewable, at a discount, for BH post coded residents. They play, snooze and explore the limits of their glass cage with one another because they are captive attractions that the oo arr brigade pay to see. They are inseparable out of fear and boredom. A plastic ball does not make their character. Killing fishes and swimming for miles is what they are capable of and require in order to live an open life. This article is a crappy piece of corprate PR. whataboutthat
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