FORT FISHER, NC (StarNews) — Move aside, Maverick the bald eagle. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is getting furry new animals to greet guests.
Next year, the aquarium will introduce an otter habitat to its collection of aquatic exhibits. It will replace the exhibit at the entrance of the aquarium’s conservatory currently occupied by Maverick, who will be relocated to another part of the facility.
Assistant director Brian Dorn said otters are among the most requested animals on guests’ wish lists, and they will be some of the most active animals in the aquarium.
“They are an extremely playful animal,” he said. “They play with each other and they utilize the entire habitat. They will also occasionally engage with the guests by coming up to the windows or following them as they walk by.”