Otters have splashing good time in fish ponds


  • Singapore
  • Saturday, 14 Mar 2020

Otter-ly adorable: The otter family were first sighted near the former Zouk site in Jiak Kim Street in 2018. — The Straits Times/ANN

An abundance of food, lovely weather and good company go a long way in keeping otters happy.

A visitor, who wanted to be known only as Michael, was taking a stroll in the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Wednesday when he saw a family of otters out and about.

He shared a video showing the otters frolicking in the sun and feeding on fish at the Sundial Garden.

“I was just on a walk through the Botanic Gardens and into the city when I spotted the otters relaxing on the grass and having a sunbathing session,” said Michael.

“I followed them to the fish ponds, which they ‘ravaged’.”

He said it was his first time seeing otters in the Botanic Gardens.

“It’s always fun to watch wildlife in Singapore, especially as it’s a densely packed city and yet nature is allowed to thrive here,” he said.

Facebook group OtterWatch said the otters belong to the Zouk family, which has been raising its litter of pups at the Botanic Gardens.

The otter family, which consists of five adults and three pups, got their name when they were sighted near the former Zouk site in Jiak Kim Street in the second half of 2018.

They made headlines last week after turning up in a swimming pool at Park Infinia  @ Wee Nam condominium in Newton. — The Straits Times/ANN
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