Otter Pup Journey

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Day 26 Otter Pup Journey

 
Otter Pup in Gloved HandOtter Pup in hand
Cuddle Puddle of Otters 26 Days OldMilestone Alert

It's been an exciting journey for our three Asian small-clawed otter pups. The three female pups reached an amazing milestone on day 26 — they are beginning to crawl! These amazing pups continue to inspire us.
This is a vulnerable otter species because of deforestation, the illegal pet trade, pollution, climate change, and poaching. We hope they inspire our visitors to take individual action to make a difference in protecting Asian small-clawed otters.

actions you can take to protect this species 
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle.
  • Cut back on single-use goods, and find creative ways to reuse products at the end of their life cycle.
  • Choose recycling over trash when possible.
  • Share the story of this animal with others. Simply raising awareness about this species can contribute to its overall protection.
  • Choose shade-grown coffee — it is produced on farms with a shade cover that provides a better habitat and supports a more diverse wildlife community.
pups need mom and pop
  • Otter pups are dependent on their parents to eat and learn otter skills.
  • Leia and Quincy need a safe and restful space to succeed as first-time parents.
  • Support for the new family is limited to the Aquarium veterinary and otter teams, only when necessary.
Posted by Dey Rossell at 8:29 AM
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