Lutra canadensis - Otters are the swimmers of the weasel family. They can stay underwater for up to five minutes with their ears and noses closed. Their special fur traps air to help them float. Our otters, Splish and Splash, are lively and playful, and love to chase each other and wrestle. Vectren generously sponsored a brand-new habitat for the sisters, so you can now see them play in the water!
Interesting fact: Otters have two layers of fur; a thick coat underneath that traps air, and an outer coat of long, waterproof hairs.
Amelus bactrianus - Little is known about the behavior of these animals in the wild, but observations indicate they live in family groups usually consisting of one male, several females, and their offspring. Listed as endangered. It is estimated that only about 1,000 wild Bactrian camels remain in their native range in Mongolia.
Interesting Fact: Camel calves have humps like adults, but they lay flat against their sides at birth.
Hylobates muelleri - Grey Gibbons are found in the rain forests of Asia. Gibbons spend most of their time sitting high above the ground, even sleeping sitting upright in trees. They are incredibly nimble, moving quickly with long leaps and swings. They are born with special calluses on their buttocks, which help them sleep comfortably and safely.
Interesting fact: Hylobates means "dweller in the trees."