The tale of how a rogue river otter invaded the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and ate many of the koi is the most unexpected Chinatown story in recent memory.
Here are a few articles about it:
Vancouver Courier : Team Otter vs. Team Koi: Vancouverites pick sides as otter evades capture
CBC : Grand Theft Otter: River otter in Vancouver park steals fish — and hearts
Global : Vancouver Park Board bringing in wildlife expert to capture koi-eating otter
Vancouver Sun : Are you #TeamOtter or #TeamKoi? Pick a side with one of these adorable buttons
BBC News : An otter on the loose is eating koi from a formal garden
Georgia Straight : Otter with a taste for koi fish still feasting in Vancouver’s Chinatown and proving adept at evading authorities
Huffington Post : Otter On The Lam After Scarfing 7 Prized Koi Fish From Pond At Formal Garden
CBC : ‘He’s a bit of a pirate obviously,’ says biologist about koi-eating Vancouver otter
the Georgia Straight : Chinatown garden attempting to save remaining koi from hungry otter in East Vancouver
The Tyee : An Otter Is Winning Big Support in Vancouver, but I’m #TeamKoi
The Washington Post : Otter devours famed garden’s prized koi, forces emergency fish evacuation
Mashable : Wanted: One slippery otter, for the devouring of a garden’s prized koi
This story captured our imaginations to such a degree that we asked our friend Pearl Low to design mascots for both sides of this conversation.
We made a batch of buttons, which sold out in a single day.
The buttons are now available for purchase online:
Zazzle: Koi button – white, red, blue
Zazzle: Otter button – white, red, blue
Net proceeds will be donated to a wildlife preservation organization.