Otter Adoptions

Symbolically Adopt an Animal

North American River Otters

The North American river otters are lively, inquisitive creatures found in freshwaters throughout North America such as rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Otters are playful and intelligent, often appearing to take childlike enjoyment in sliding around on muddy banks or in snow. They are semi-aquatic mammals and live around water edges. Fish is a favored food, but they also consume various amphibians, such as frogs and crayfish. Instances of river otters eating small mammals and occasionally birds have been reported as well. North American river otters are not endangered, although their range has been reduced significantly by habitat loss and environmental pollution, to which they are highly susceptible. Reintroduction projects are helping to stabilize the reduction in the overall population. Today, river otters are seen more frequently in residential neighborhoods and other populated areas.

WALLE’S STORY

Walle was rescued from the wild as a very young otter. His rescuer raised him on his boat and thought he was doing the right thing by keeping him as a pet. As Walle continued to grow and develop, his caretaker recognized that caring for a juvenile otter was much more intense than a regular household pet and assumed that if Walle were placed back into the wild, he would resume life as a normal otter. Much to his caretaker’s dismay, Walle returned to the boat. Prior to coming to CMA, Walle was transported to Homosassa State Park and was put under quarantine to be sure he was not harboring any diseases or parasites. During this period, staff members were sent to the park to familiarize themselves and begin building a relationship with Walle. Walle did not possess any diseases or parasites and on November 19, 2012 he was transported to CMA. He took to his new environment well and began exploring immediately.

Your symbolic adoption helps to provide animal care for 1 year

For more information, contact: [email protected]

Friend

Otter friend adoption kit

  • Digital adoption certificate
  • Photo and bio of selected animal
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email

PROTECTOR

Otter protector adoption kit

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Single one-time pass to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits. Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

GUARDIAN

Otter guardian adoption kit

  • Adopt CMA tote with photo and bio of selected animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Plush animal
  • CMA inspiration bracelets
  • Two one-time passes to CMA (does not expire)*
  • Documentary DVD
  • Monthly animal e-updates
  • Monthly CMA e-newsletter via email
*Passes are shipped from our warehouse and are to be used for future visits.  Adoption kits cannot be purchased at ticketing.

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