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Bays Mountain Park otter dies after medical emergency

MATTHEW LANE, Kingsport Times News • Updated May 31, 2019 at 2:13 PM

KINGSPORT — Bays Mountain Park’s river otter, Otto, died on Thursday after being transported to the University of Tennessee Animal Hospital for emergency care. A necropsy will be performed to determine Otto’s exact cause of death. According to park officials, Otto fell ill after park guests threw food into his enclosure that his body could not tolerate. Park Manager Rob Cole said park staff discovered grapes in Otto’s enclosure on Monday. Our partners at the Kingsport Times News have the full story.

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