Otters celebrate 25 years of release

Madison, IN—Today marks the 25th anniversary of Indiana’s first river otter release, which was at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Between 1995 – 1999, Indiana DNR released 303 river otters at 12 locations throughout the state.

Reintroduction efforts went so well that otters were removed from the state endangered list in 2005. Such restoration efforts are supported in part by the Nongame Wildlife Fund, which depends entirely on donations (no state tax dollars are used). Consider donating to help Indiana’s wildlife have more conservation success stories like the river otter by clicking here.