BALTIMORE, MD The Maryland Zoo is pleased to welcome Brie, a one and a half year-old female river otter. Brie joins male, Hudson, and the recently rescued female, Nora, in the Zoo’s popular otter habitat.

“Brie’s arrival has been long-planned,” said Erin Grimm, Curator of Mammals at the Maryland Zoo. “She was selected as a companion for Hudson by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ North American River Otter Species Survival Plan.”

Brie came to Baltimore from the Milwaukee Zoo. After an initial quarantine at the Zoo’s hospital, which is standard for all newly-arrived animals, she was moved to the otter habitat where she is getting used to her new surroundings and roommates.

Over the next few weeks, Brie will be increasingly visible to guests outside as she swims in the lagoon and explores her new home. She is distinguished by her curious nature and a very long body and tail. Behind the scenes, keepers will slowly introduce her to Hudson.