Watradagu at the Zoo

BB pic Feb 2014 112By: Cristian

There are many interesting animals at Paramaribo Zoo.  My favorite one was the otter.  He is called a watradagu in Surinamese.  BB pic Feb 2014 111The 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.

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