Homer, believed to be last sea otter survivor of Exxon Valdez oil spill, dies at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Very sad news to report. Homer, the last remaining sea otter known to have survived the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, has died at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. “The entire Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium family is saddened by the passing of Homer. She was much loved at the zoo and in the Tacoma community. But her loss won’t just be felt here, it will be noted around the world.” – John Houck, Deputy Director of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Visit Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s Facebook page to learn more about Homer and her 25 year contribution to conservation and education.