The river otters that live at Great Lakes Aquarium are rehabilitated wildlife. They do not have the skills to survive in the wild. Animal care staff at the Aquarium keep the otters engaged, healthy and active with enrichment. Enrichment can be new food, scents, textures, toys or training. Painting is a great sensory activity. River otters have sensitive pads on their front feet and Tara Lieberg, GLA?s Otter Care Specialist uses painting as tactile enrichment. She uses non-toxic paint to cover a few sheets of paper. Their ?art studio? is in the holding area behind Otter Cove. The otters head back to eat their lunch, and create works of art as they move around. Each painting is unique. Can you see otter signs left behind?
View the Store to purchase otter art.