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Kewanee, Illinois: Live Otters in a Bank (Gone)

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Union Federal Savings & Loan

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Union Federal Savings & Loan. Downtown, at the corner of W. 1st and Tremont Sts.
Status:
Gone
Live Otters in a Bank

The only financial institution we've encountered where live otters splash in a nature-pit in its lobby.

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Otter play area connected to bank.

Live Otters In A Bank

Sadly, the "Otters in a Bank" are no more. As a long time fan of your site, I went to Kewanee expressly to finally see them. The otters' tank was drained and otter-free. The savings and loan was closed for lunch when I was there, so I asked around at a local store. One of the otters died about a year before, and the second had just died a few months before I visited. "I think the paper said they got some disease or somethin'" the woman at the thrift store said. I asked if they would be getting new otters, and she said she didn't think so.

[Peggy Clydesdale, 09/04/2011]

20 years is supposedly an amazing life span for an otter, and Andy and Oscar had been there since 1991 (we first saw them in 1998).

Otters in a Bank Lobby

In the Union bank of Kewanee live two river otters. The bank has set up a large tank in the lobby for visitors to enjoy the otters.

[CBB47, 08/02/1998]

We visited on our Road Cheese hypertour!


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