|Animal Care Team have had enough of the otter´s nonsense as they reak havoc in their new enclosure
|SEA LIFE Hunstanton has revealed its brand-new habitat for its adorable Asian short-clawed otters, Summer and Twix. However, since being welcomed back by the animal care team who missed them greatly during the two-months revamp they have attempted to destroy their new enclosure on several occasions.
|Mark Hind, Curator at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary said "You can imagine our disappointment opening a brand-new otter enclosure only to find the very next day the otters have caused so much chaos".
"Summer and Twix have been tearing up large sections of the newly laid turf, even digging under entire lengths of turf and rolling it back up in sections. Although this behaviour is frustrating for us, it demonstrates that they are keen to explore their new home".
"This upgraded habitat will give summer and Twix even more space to play and explore and the public more viewing access, so they can get up close and personal with the mischievous duo".
The newly opened otter enclosure means visitors will be able to get closer than ever before to the playful family, as guests can crawl through tunnels equipped with enhanced viewing areas.
Asian short-clawed otters are incredibly social animals, notoriously known for their playful and cheeky personalities.
Asian short-clawed otters have been listed as "vulnerable" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2008, because of habitat loss and exploitation. It is thought the global population of the Asian short-clawed otter has declined by 30% over the past 30 years.
Press Release issued by the Hunstanton SEA LIFE
For more details please contact: Adam Makinson on 01485 533576
Date: 6th June 2022