Miller Park Zoo announces death of North American River Otter

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Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 3:58 PM CDT
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BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) -The Miller Park Zoo says one of their North American River Otters has died.

In a post on Facebook Monday, the Zoo confirmed Spencer died.

An autopsy was done by the University of Illinois Veterinary College, and was not related to COVID-19.

“We are saddened by the loss as Spencer was a favorite of staff and guests. Cause of death has not yet been determined. A mass was found in the abdomen and tissue has been sent off for diagnosis” said Miller Park Zoo Interim Director Anthony Nelson said in the Facebook post.

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