Adelaide Zoo’s Small-clawed otters will be faced with a tough decision today as they make their official AFL Showdown prediction!
This week, keepers have been busy creating two tasty iceblock treats to represent the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power.
Today, the family of four will be presented with the two iceblocks and the first to be fully devoured will determine the winner!
Adelaide Zoo Keeper Matt Golebiowski said this would be the first prediction the otters have made as a new family.
“Our two little pups are about four-months old now and have really started to develop their own personalities,” Matt said.
“We’re sure that with the guidance of parents Kalaya and Bao they are ready to handle the pressure of making such a tough decision.
“Both ice-blocks have been made fairly and each are filled with treats they love.
“It will be very interesting to see whether it’s a quick decision for the group of if they’ll need a bit of time to deliberate!”
This prediction forms part of the enrichment our dedicated keepers incorporate into each of our animal’s daily routines.
Training programs, food puzzles and other enrichment allow our residents to be mentally stimulated and challenged based on their natural behaviours and instincts.
The two newest members of the Small-clawed otter family – a boy and a girl – are the first born at Adelaide Zoo since 2003.
What: Otters make AFL showdown prediction.
When: Friday, 5 July 2019. 10.15am arrival for an 10.30am start.
Where: Adelaide Zoo, please enter via Gate 3 off Plane Tree Drive. Please note, no parking is available on site.