Vision & Mission

The Mission of the Otter Keeper Workshop: 

To promote excellent otter welfare through the education, motivation and dedication of animal care professionals.

Otter Keeper Workshop Vision Statement: 

The biennial Otter Keeper Workshop is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums Otter Species Survival Plan supported educational training course designed to provide animal care providers with the most current knowledge, tools and resources.  This workshop takes a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching animal husbandry and welfare.  Lecture topics may include; nutrition, reproduction, daily husbandry, natural history, population management, operant conditioning, veterinary care, environmental enrichment, water quality and global conservation programs. Our goal is to have  representatives from all Association of Zoos and Aquariums facilities exhibiting otters receive this training.