Great Lakes Aquarium

Otter Cove

The Great Lakes Aquarium’s Otter Cove is modeled after a place where otters live in the wild – the real Otter Cove found on the Eastern shore of Lake Superior in Canada’s Pukaskwa Provincial Park.

Our exhibit is home to two North American river otters named Agate and Ore.  During your visit, you may see these playful otters belly flopping off the rocks, swimming, or hunting and eating their afternoon snacks. These behaviors, while fun, are actually needed to sharpen reflexes and improve hunting abilities.

Anang, the 17-year-old longtime resident river otter at Great Lakes Aquarium recently retired.  Orphaned when too young to survive in the wild on her own, she has spent most of her life serving as our otter ambassador.  Anang will live the remainder of her years in a quiet “residence” off exhibit at the Aquarium.  She remains happy and healthy.

Animals you will find in this exhibit:

Exhibit Gallery


Events for week of August 13, 2017

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Sun 13th

Otter Snack Time

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon 14th

Otter Snack Time

August 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue 15th

Creature Feature: Freeway the American Crow

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Otter Snack Time

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed 16th

Otter Snack Time

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Thu 17th

Creature Feature: Freeway the American Crow

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Otter Snack Time

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 18th

Otter Snack Time

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 19th

Otter Snack Time

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm