DOC, Zoo congratulated for Jin's recapture
Hon Chris Carter
Minister of Conservation
10 July 2006 Media Statement
Carter congratulates DOC and Auckland Zoo for Jin's recapture
Conservation Minister Chris Carter today congratulated the Department of Conservation and Auckland Zoo staff involved in the recapturing of Jin the otter.
"The best place for Jin is maximum security," Mr Carter said.
"She may look cute but she could have been deadly for New Zealand's wildlife and I congratulate those involved in trapping her and returning her home safe and sound.
"This episode has been a timely reminder that we need to be constantly vigilant when dealing with exotic wildlife in captivity."