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Are you #TeamOtter or #TeamKoi?

Last Updated Nov 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm PDT

Chinatown Today is selling these buttons depicting the Chinatown river otter and the koi it has been stealing from the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden. (Source: Twitter, @chinatown_today)
Summary

#OtterWatch2018 continues on social media, as one group begins selling #TeamOtter and #TeamKoi buttons

The river otter also has a Twitter account

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The story of a clever koi-stealing otter in Chinatown continues to capture the attention of Vancouverites.

The slippery mammal’s reign of terror over the fish in Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Gardens shows no signs of ending as today’s attempts to trap the animal came up empty once again.

Now those following #OtterWatch2018 can show their support for #TeamOtter or #TeamKoi with buttons depicting cute cartoon otters and fish.

Chinatown today – a local blog, lifestyle and tourism website – posted images of the buttons on Twitter for sale for $2 at Chinatown House at 188 East Pender Street.

RELATED: Specialist to oust koi-eating otter from Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden

Net proceeds originally were going to be donated to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – the current home of the koi-loving otter. But the group has since said they will be donating those proceeds to a wildlife preservation organization instead, at request of the Garden, according to a post on Twitter.

The social media fixation on the otter is continuing to grow: the koi-loving otter even has it’s own Twitter account.

The Ministry of Environment has brought in a specialist to relocate the critter.

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