Sad news at the Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo in Suamico. Four otter pups were born at the zoo back in March. NEW Zoo Director Neil Anderson says two of the pups, along with their mother, have died.
All four of the pups and their mom were recently sickened by a rapidly progressive gastrointestinal problem. The zoo veterinarian and keepers were able to save two of the pups, but the mom and two pups died.
The remaining two adult otters and two otter pups are under medical observation and being closely monitored. Anderson says the male otter, Skokie remains on exhibit and appears to be in good health.
Tests are being conducted to determine the cause of the illness.