Northern New York Newspapers
Watertown
Ogdensburg
Massena-Potsdam
Lowville
Carthage
Malone
NNY Business
NNY Living
NNY Ads
Fri., Oct. 31
ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Otter dies at zoo after battling infection

PREV
NEXT
ARTICLE OPTIONS
A A
print this article
e-mail this article

Officials at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park reported the death of one its river otters, Lola.

The otter, known to staff members as Odessa, died Saturday.

According to a released statement from the zoo, Lola had been with a veterinarian for several months in an attempt to counteract a lingering infection and had reportedly shown signs of improvement prior to her death.

A necropsy done at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine revealed the cause of death may have been sepsis.

Lola had been at the zoo since 2009, when she was brought in from South Carolina, where she had been hand-raised by wildlife rehabilitators after being orphaned.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Giveaway
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes