Nova the River Otter
Nova came to Grandfather Mountain on Aug. 31, 2013, when she was six months old. She was found orphaned at approximately eight weeks old along a river bank in Avery County, N.C. It is believed that, due to heavy rainstorms, the young pup was flooded out of her den and swept away from her mother. Nova was found and brought to a licensed rehabber in Lincoln County who had cared for otters in similar situations. In fact, she was the same rehabber who cared for our very own Luna, and she gladly took on the role of Nova’s adoptive mother.
Nova is an energetic ball of fun! She loves to chase people along the glass of her habitat and will swim around and play tag with visitors at the underwater viewing area. Nova also loves to be a little troublemaker and is always making a mess for her keepers to clean up. She likes to drag grass and pine straw into her pool and use everything as a toilet. She loves tearing her toys up, too, so we have to be careful and make sure she only gets things on the approved “Nova-can’t-destroy” list. Nova likes to make lots of vocalizations; she scuffs, grunts and pants to exclaim her happiness and excitement, usually for food. She is a very fast swimmer and enjoys running all around her habitat with her playmate, Oscar.
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