About the Campaign
End of Year Giving
HELP us raise the $40,000 needed to renovate our North American Otter Exhibit and create a more nature habitat to promote breeding between Naya and Luani.
The current otter habitat has provided a home for otters for over two decades. While it has provided a good home for our otters, it needs an upgrade both to address leaking pipes, but more importantly to create an environment that simulates a natural river life that promotes otter breeding. We want to build an underwater Otter Playground!
North American river otters have nearly disappeared from lakes and rivers around the world. Once inhabiting nearly all large rivers, river otters have been hunted for their thick, waterproof fur. In addition, water pollution affects otters by killing their natural prey, fish, severely reducing many species’ populations. Lehigh Valley Zoo participates in the AZA Species Survival Plan (SSP) to repopulate otters into the wild. To that end, Lehigh Valley Zoo was recommended by the SSP to breed our two otters, Naya and Luani. River otters have historically been difficult to breed, but new research and success at other zoos over the past several years has inspired us at Lehigh Valley Zoo to promote breeding for Naya and Luani.
Make a check payable to “Lehigh Valley Zoo.” On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “End of Year Giving”. Please mail your check to:
Lehigh Valley Zoo
5150 Game Preserve Road
PO Box 519
Schnecksville, PA 18078