Swim with the smallest otter species in the world! Very active community, Barn Hill Preserve (BHP) is offering hands-on animal encounters and free educational programs as well. You can hang out with sloths, swim with otters, and see African servals and red kangaroos. Located in Ethel, Louisiana, BHP is a federally licensed facility. All participants must be at least 16 years old, and they need to sign a waiver. Otter swimming experience lasts 1 hour, though otters like to be in the water for around 35 minutes. We are talking about Asian small-clawed otters and they are having ‘otterly’ positive experience as well. Animals are never forced to do anything. This activity is scheduled only once per day, and only a few times a week. “Our otters on exhibit have a large behind the scenes privacy house that allows them to enter any time they aren’t feeling social,” shares the President/CEO of BHP – John Ligon. “We are very passionate about the work we do here. We challenge the public to get active in what’s going on in the environment, the world around them, so we can ensure that wild places for wildlife are here for generations to come.”
You need to be at least 16 years old to participate or an otter
‘Otterly’ amazing experience!
Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest otters in the world
And you can swim with them for 1 hour
This activity is scheduled only once per day, and only a few times a week,
So that otters can also have a super positive experience