Leia the otter arrives at the NEW Zoo in Suamico

NEW Zoo in Suamico celebrates the arrival of Leia the otter. (WLUK/Jerry Van Handel)

SUAMICO (WLUK) -- Workers and visitors at the NEW Zoo, as well as local 'Star Wars' fans, have something to celebrate -- the arrival of Leia.

Leia is an otter that arrived from a zoo in Buffalo, New York on May 4, also known around the world as 'Star Wars' Day. Fans often use the phrase 'May the 4th be with you' when referring to the day.

Right now, Leia can only be seen inside the nutrition building, but she'll eventually join another otter at the zoo, Skokie, in a more permanent exhibit.

However, Carmen Murach, curator of animals at the NEW Zoo, said Leia isn't quite acting like a princess. Murach said she's causing some trouble.

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The NEW Zoo in Suamico is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For visitor information, visit the zoo's website at:

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