November 20, 2018

Seattle Aquarium’s Aniak the otter due any time

PregnantOtter.jpgThe Seattle Aquarium is expecting a baby otter any time from Aniak, above. Captive births are rare and special. The pregnant otter was photographed at the Seattle Aquarium on Dec. 20, 2011. (Courtney Blethen Riffkin/The Seattle Times)

Aniak couldn’t be happier, munching on fresh, local seafood. But her keepers are pacing the floor. Aniak is due to give birth any minute now, and that has bird and mammal curator Traci Belting and C.J.Casson, director of life sciences at the Seattle Aquarium, standing watch.

She’s doing great, and serenely going about her normal day, seems comfortable