The litter includes two females and one male. Keepers are seeking name suggestions for one of the pups via the zoo’s Facebook page.
“The pups have been in the den to date and we have been monitoring them via a video camera, to ensure they are growing and developing well, ” said keeper Ian Anderson. “Oriental small-clawed otters are a social species and live in large families so it is anticipated that the family will remain together for the near future.”
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.
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Kyra, a resident of the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas, escaped from her zoo habitat on Valentine’s day and spent the week pond-hopping. Easily catching fish in other area ponds, she was unfazed by zookeeper attempts to lure her back with fish treats. But finally, she succumbed to the temptation of a hard-boiled egg. Kyra is now safely back in the zoo.