Akron Zoo ‘heartbroken’ after otter goes into cardiac arrest, dies

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AKRON, Ohio – Porthos the otter has died at the Akron Zoo.

The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post.

The zoo reports the otter went into cardiac arrest during a routine exam and passed away.

The necropsy shows Porthos had a congenital condition.

The zoo says Porthos was a guest favorite.

Porthos was born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in 2010.

He had been at the Akron Zoo since 2013.

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