March 24, 2018

Aquarium's New Otter Named "Ari" in Online Naming Contest

The newest resident of the Texas State Aquarium finally has a name of its own — Ari the Otter!

Garnering over 30-percent of the votes in the Aquarium’s online naming contest, the name Ari was selected for the one-year old female North American River Otter.

The otter recently came to the Aquarium via the North Carolina Zoo. She now resides in the Aquarium’s Otter Creek exhibit, along with 10-year old Merlin, a male North American River Otter.