North American River Otters (#21-458) (#21-488) (#21-871)

Date Admitted: February 10, 2021
Status: Released

North American river otters are the most abundant otter species.  They have playful, sociable personalities.  As semi-aquatic mammals, they can thrive in any water habitat-cold, warm, or high-elevation areas-as long as the habitat provides adequate food.

On February 10, a male juvenile river otter was admitted after being found alone on the side of the road. He presented as a healthy orphan and has been recieving supportive care.

Status Updates

otters intake


February 10, 2021 2:30 pm
Upon initial examination, the patient presented as a healthy orphan. Veterinarians reported no significant findings during the intake exam. The healthy orphan was placed in supportive care to begin on a regular feeding schedule.
otters evening feed

Evening Feed

February 10, 2021 5:00 pm
After being placed in supportive care, the young river otter patient began a regular feeding schedule. A natural, nutritional meal mixture was provided.