The Otters Are Back At The Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Photo: Chris Fama / WBZ

MILTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – After the pandemic closed all indoor portions, guests were welcomed back at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum last weekend.

In addition to reopening the museum to visitors to explore their indoor animal exhibits, the museum dawned a new habitat for their beloved river otters.

The new exhibit, which took almost two years to complete, was built to bring their enclosure up to current animal care standards, Mass Audubon said on their website.

“It’s just amazing. The waterfall, all these rocks for him to climb” one visitor said. “Now they have this plexiglass there and so you can get right up against the glass.”

The exhibit presents a more naturalistic space and an engaging environment that supported typical otter behavior and activities. Visitors both old and young can enjoy these charismatic creatures up close and personal.

“My favorite part was when the otter used to swim up and swim really fast and then slip off the wall,” another visitor said.

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