LI Aquarium Hosts Otterly Adorable Name Contest

Otter baby
An as-yet-unnamed river otter pup at LI Aquarium

Four North American river otters, one female and three males, splashed into the world last month, and now the Long Island Aquarium’s newest residents need names! Fans are welcome to choose between Cayenne, Nutella, Butter, Jam, Fluff, Sage, Paprika, Rye, Basil and Tank by voting on the aquarium’s Facebook page.

As of Monday morning, Nutella, Fluff, Sage, Basil, and Tank were leading. Voting continues through Sunday, April 14, with the winning four names announced on April 15.

In honor of the otters—who were born to proud parents “PB” and “J” (Peanut Butter and Jelly)—the Blue Duck Bakery Café in Riverhead will be creating a commemorative “Otterly Yummy” peanut butter and jelly cupcake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Riverhead Foundation to help preserve and protect the marine environment through education, rescue, rehabilitation and research.

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