Otter Pups Growing Up

Credit: Ryan Hawk

Credit: Ryan Hawk

Credit: Ryan Hawk

Credit: Ryan Hawk

The Woodland Park Zoo’s four Asian small-clawed otter pups are nearing two months old. They are learning to walk, jump, run and squeal.

Later in the summer they will go on view to the public, but for now they are learning and bonding with their family out of sight. One of the things they must prove they can do before they go on exhibit is swim, an essential task for any otter.

To see more photos visit the Woodland Park Zoo Blog.

White Otter Cubs Born

The Blue Planet Aquarium in the United Kingdom was surprised by the birth of two white otter cubs.  The babies are Asian short-claw otters which usually have dark brown fur.  This pair is thought to have leucism, which causes the fur to grow without pigment, the substance which creates color in animals.

For more photos of all-white animals visit ABCNews.com.