Get to Know Two of the Cutest Permanent Residents at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!
Meet Cooper & Walle, Stars of Otter Oasis
You’ve probably heard of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s famous dolphins—Winter and Hope, stars of the movies Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. But nearby in Otter Oasis you’ll find another aquatic duo that you’ll want to meet when you visit the CMA.
Cooper and Walle are two river otters who live at the aquarium permanently and love to get visitors! Cooper was rescued from a garage where he was found injured and hiding, possibly after being hit by a car. His spine was damaged so wasn’t able to be released to the wild, but he is happy in Otter Oasis where he loves to snuggle up in his favorite blankets.
Walle was actually rescued after living as a pet on a houseboat, where he became too tame to be released when he got older. He came to the CMA and after making friends with the staff, happily adjusted to his new home in the Oasis. You’ll probably find him swimming and playing with his toys in the sand.
Come visit both of them at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with presentations three times a day in their cozy habitat.