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April 8, 2022

We regret to announce the passing of our much loved Otter. 15 year old Selma was taken ill on the 7th of April and passed away under the care of our veterinarians. She is a great loss to Blue Reef Aquarium and the Keeper team who took care of her.

Selma was born at Blue Reef Aquarium in May 2006 as one of three triplets. She was regarded as geriatric among Asian Short Clawed Otters as they have a natural life expectancy of 6 years.

Display Supervisor Robert Davidson expressed his sadness: “We are all heartbroken by her death. She was a wonderful animal and incredibly loved by our visitors and staff, and we will all miss her terribly.”

We are currently discussing future plans for the Otter enclosure and will announce these once they are finalized.

If you have any memories and photos of our otters we would really love for you to share them with us on social media to help us celebrate their beautiful lives.