Adorable Otter Pups at Brookfield Zoo Now Have Names

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: February 16, 2022 8:46 pm

Small-Clawed Otter Pups at Brookfield Zoo

Two of the six Asian small-clawed otter pups born at Brookfield Zoo on November 18, 2021. Since their birth the pups have been behind the scenes bonding with their parents and learning how to swim and be introduced to a fish diet.

Photo Credit: Jim Schulz/CZS-Brookfield Zoo

The litter of six Asian small-clawed otter pups born at the Brookfield Zoo on November 18th 2021 have now been named.

Keepers selected the names, Otto, Otis, Wishes, Hermione (pronounced Her-My-O-Nee), Sachiko (pronounced SAH-chee-ko), and Olivia for the pups.

Parents Pearl and Adhi (pronounced AHH-dee) have been caring for the pups behind the scenes since the birth and the zoo say they are thriving.

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Over the past month the pups have started to try out fish which will form the majority of their diet as adults. They’ve also begun their first swimming lessons in a small pool. Should their swimming lessons go well the pups will be exploring the main pool in their habitat by March.

Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the 13 otter species with a range taking in parts of southern Asia.

They are listed as vulnerable by the the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

Learn more about Otters here – Otter Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about Brookfield Zoo on their website – Brookfield Zoo

Small-Clawed Otter Pups at Brookfield Zoo

An Asian small-clawed otter pup born at Brookfield Zoo was recently introduced to a fish diet. A total of six otters were born in the litter and they will be introduced to their habitat at Tropic World: Asia in early March.

Photo Credit: Jim Schulz/CZS-Brookfield Zoo

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