There are many interesting animals at Paramaribo Zoo. My favorite one was the otter. He is called a watradagu in Surinamese. The otter has a light brown coat of fur, tiny ears, huge black eyes, a long tail, and duck-like flippers. His nose is little with long whiskers. I learned that these otters all have unique patterns on their white chests that are like fingerprints. This otter looked very lonely and sad. He doesn’t have a companion because the zoo people cannot take an otter from the wild. They have to wait to get an otter from another zoo that has already been born into captivity.