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A first as giant otter brothers sent to Colombia

Simuni and Akuri

It’s another first for the UK – popular giant otter brothers Simuni and Akuri, who have delighted visitors to New Forest Wildlife Park for the last few years – have been chosen to go to Colombia as part of a prestigious international breeding programme.

It is the first time captive giant otters will have been sent from the UK to Colombia. Simuni and Akuri, noted for their loud and boisterous outdoor play, and with a popular following, will eventually be matched with two unrelated female partners in Cali Zoo in Colombia. Although the brothers, who are very close, will remain together when they first arrive, it’s hoped they will eventually start their own separate families of this rare and endangered species.  Continue reading