BioPark makes progress on otter, penguin exhibits | KOB 4

BioPark makes progress on otter, penguin exhibits

Eddie Garcia
April 25, 2018 06:50 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It looks like a lush, backyard paradise, complete with a water slide and pool.


"We've got the water circulating and the pool is looking great," said Holly Casman, Albuquerque aquarium manager.

This isn't a swimming spot for people. Casman said it's the new home for otters Chaos and Mayhem, who will soon live in this oasis.

"They're playful, they're fun, they're cute, they're always active," Casman said.

The work is almost done. When the exhibit opens in early summer, Casman said visitors will be able to see the duo in action. Beneath the surface, it's a whole different world where the otters can show off their aquatic skills.

"When the otters are in the water, you'll be able to see them swimming and interacting," she said.

Casman said the theme here is conservation awareness.

"Interesting animal to have around and we need to protect the environment so they can continue to have a great habitat here in New Mexico to live in," Casman said.

Otters aren't the only new attraction at the BioPark. Over at the zoo, construction continues at the 14,500 square foot penguin chill exhibit, where three different breeds will be featured with about 30 animals in total.

City officials say it's set to open sometime in late summer or early fall.


Eddie Garcia

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