Otter statues return!

It’s World Otter Day and our otter statues have returned to the zoo for the summer ahead of the auction in aid of two otter conservation charities.

Thanks to Dudley Canal Trust, Himley Hall, Dudley Library, Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre, The Village Hotel, The Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Archive for each hosting one of our colourful statues over the past three months, we hope many of you were able to see them while they were out on their travels.

The otters, which have been decorated by talented local artists via the Art Yard, will be located around the 40-acre zoo site, before we auction them off on Saturday, September 28, in aid of The UK Wild Otter Trust, which rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured and abandoned native otters across the UK and Ireland, as well as The Himalayan Otter Network, which works in six different countries in the Himalayan region, helping protect otters in their natural habitat.

We’ll be revealing more about the auction soon, but if you’d like to register your interest in purchasing one of our statues, please email

If you’re visiting us over the next few months, don’t forget to hunt out our otters and claim your sticker at the exit – and make sure you head to our otter enclosure where you can see our Asian short-clawed otters, Keyah and Minnie and find out more out their vulnerable species.

Find out more about DZC Spotter Otter trail here.