BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Zoo is thrilled to welcome Hudson, a one-year-old North American river otter, to the Otter Stream habitat in Maryland Wilderness.
Hailing all the way from the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Hudson joins Piper, a young female otter who was welcomed to the zoo earlier this year.
“Hudson was somehow orphaned as an infant,” says Mike McClure, general curator at the Maryland Zoo.
“He was found in June of 2015 walking alone along Highway 58 SE in Eugene, Oregon, which runs along the Middle Fork Willamette River.”
After being treated at the Chintimini Wildlife Center, Hudson became apart of the otter family at the Oregon Zoo.
In March of this year, Hudson was moved to the Maryland Zoo.
Shortly after becoming acquainted with his new environment, Hudson was introduced to Piper, who soon found joy in chasing him.
According to the zoo staff, Hudson has a broader face than Piper. He also has more brown on his chin, while Piper’s chin has a grey coloration.
“Piper also tends to be more active and a bit hyper, while Hudson is more relaxed in temperament,” said McClure.
You can find Hudson and Piper splashing around in the river stream habitat.