On a recent weekday, the Austin Aquarium was packed.
Toddlers waddled up to exhibits, smashing their faces against the glass to peer at octopuses and stingrays and sharks — oh my! Ruffed lemurs shrieked, and parents disciplined.
And way in the back, two otters squeaked.
“This is Bonnie and Clyde,” said Will Whisennand, who oversees care of the mammals at the Austin Aquarium, as he walked into the otter exhibit. “They squeak when they’re happy. They squeak when they’re sad, when they’re excited, when they’re hungry. They’re always squeaking.”