Otter expert to speak at ABQ AquariumMarch 27th, 2014 at 5:50 pm by KRQE News 13 Webdesk under Latest Posts
The playful river otter once thrived in the waters of New Mexico, but by 1953, after decades of habitat loss and trapping, there were none left in the state. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has been working to reintroduce the semi-aquatic weasel relative in Northern New Mexico since 2008. James Stuart with the NMDGF will help wrap up Marine Mammals Appreciation Week at the Aquarium with a talk on Friday, March 28 about the state’s recovery efforts for the highly social animal.
Stuart will begin his presentation at 10 a.m. in the Aquarium theater, showing videos and slides of river otters in New Mexico with insight into the antics and environmental needs of these animals.
For more information contact the ABQ BioPark at 505-168-2000 or online at www.abqbiopark.com.