Otter Cove is modeled after the real life Otter Cove on the eastern shore of Lake Superior in Canada’s Pukaskwa Provincial Park.
Here at the Aquarium, Otter Cove 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 are necessary to sharpen reflexes and improve hunting abilities!
North American river otters sleep twelve to sixteen hours a day. Agate and Ore are free to decide when they would like to be visible to people and when they would like to relax behind the scenes, but you’re most likely to catch a glimpse around 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.