And so begins a year of new beginnings. I’m sad to report that in December, our animal care staff lost one of our animal friends. The female otter, affectionately known as Sweet Pea to the keepers, had been on display for many years. “Sweet Pea” passed away due to a heart condition based on her old age. This otter was 14 years old and came to us from an Amish otter breeder up in Pennsylvania. Because of her age and inability to keep up with our younger male otter, she had been retired from the exhibit for about a year. So as the end of 2013 has come and gone, let us look forward to the adventures to come in the year of 2014.
|To Absent Friends….|
|I see you in my eyes…..|
|And you’ll always be in our hearts, Sweet Pea.|