‘Otterly’ exciting: trio arrives at Aquatarium

In this Feb. 11, 2016 picture from the Brockville Aquatarium Twitter account, one of the three new otters gets used to their new habitat at the facility. (@AQAquatarium/Twitter via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – The guests have arrived for one of the most talked about exhibits for the soon-to-be opened Aquatarium.

Staff announced Thursday, a trio of otters – two males and one female – are settling in at the facility after arriving by private jet.

The new animals — at least the males — were described as being “quite chill and very inquisitive” and were eating very well and playing in their new area. The female was evidently liking her own space.

It’s a successful step after one of a pair of otters scheduled to come, died of an infection last year while staying at a zoo in Watertown, N.Y.

The partner otter was taken back by the facility that owned them, forcing Brockville to go back to the drawing board.

An opening date for the $26 million tourist attraction on Broad Street is yet to be announced.

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