Otters! Otters! Otters!
Published on November 25, 2013 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about my trip to the Wild Center in the Adirondacks.

Here's an excerpt:

"Over the weekend I visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake with some friends.

'What exactly is the Wild Center?' one of my friends inquired, shortly before the trip.

I was stumped. The question made me realize that I only knew one thing about the Wild Center: It has otters. And, really, what else do you need? Otters are fantastic little animals; if I could come back as an animal in my next life, I might choose to be an otter. They swim and play pretty much all the time, and are capable of building slides in the snow and mud. And they’re cute! Even so, sensible people might wonder: Are otters worth a three-hour drive?

Yes, I think so. Although I should probably mention that the Wild Center would be a pretty cool place if it didn’t have otters. A natural history museum that opened in 2006, the Wild Center features compelling and interactive exhibits, live animals and cool programs. Plus, it occupies a beautiful building that showcases its beautiful Adirondack setting. Upon arrival, my friends and I picked up the day’s schedule to find out when Otter Enrichment — which involves feeding or engaging the otters in a stimulating activity — would occur. We were sure this would be the highlight of our trip, and we did not want to miss it."

Click here to read the whole thing.

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