Some otterly exciting changes are taking place in the Maryland Wilderness. The North American river otter habitat, home to otters Piper and Hudson, is getting some upgrades. Over the next several months, you’ll notice that the otters will not be viewable, and pathways in the Maryland Wilderness may be closed at times as improvements are made to the three otter viewing areas. Piper and Hudson will still be receiving expert care, enrichment, and training in behind-the-scenes areas.

Renovation highlights will include:

  • Replacement of all three otter viewing windows
  • An expanded “beach” area and enhanced viewing area nearest to the Marsh Aviary
  • Upgraded ADA accessible walkways
  • Otter training area

Stay tuned for updates as the work takes place.