Ask A Biologist

Ask A Biologist

Asian Small Clawed Otters

There are actually 13 species of otters in the world, and here at the Newport Aquarium, we have a Asian Small Clawed Otter family who are all 7 years old. Otters are remarkable animals in their ability to see above and below the water and their great memory. These otters have been trained as a way to help with our vet checks and to keep them happy and busy in their home. Watch as our biologist Michelle Fry feeds our otters!

 

Eastern Box Turtle

Have you ever wanted to have a turtle as a pet? Listen to David Barber tell you fun facts about the Eastern Box Turtle which is known as a “Honorary Tortoises” because of their interesting adaptations to survive in their natural habitats. Take a look at this turtle’s eyes to see if you can guess the gender of the turtle David is