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Asian Small-Clawed Otter Pair Move in to Edinburgh Zoo

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: September 25, 2020 12:01 am

Edinburgh Zoo Otter Pair

Barry and Luna the otters explore their new home at Edinburgh Zoo

Photo Credit: Laura Moore/RZSS 

A pair of Asian small-clawed otters have moved in to a new home at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo. The pair are known as Barry and Luna. Barry is three years old while Luna is one year old.

Keepers report that since their arrival the pair of Asian small-clawed otters have become more confident and are exploring more of their enclosure.

Edinburgh Zoo Otter Pair

Barry and Luna the otters explore their new home at Edinburgh Zoo

Photo Credit: Laura Moore/RZSS 

Andrew Laing, senior carnivore keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “Barry and Luna are settling well into their new home and are already very bonded.

“They were quite shy when they first arrived last month and still like to spend a lot of their morning in their underground holts but in the afternoon, they come out for a dip in their pool and a nosy at what our visitors are up to.

Edinburgh Zoo Otter Pair

Barry and Luna the otters explore their new home at Edinburgh Zoo

Photo Credit: Laura Moore/RZSS 

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“Luna is the more confident of the two and you can tell her apart from Barry as she has a pink nose and he has a black nose.”

Guests can now visit Edinburgh Zoo again after they reopened.

Edinburgh Zoo Otter

Luna the otters explore her new home at Edinburgh Zoo

Photo Credit: Laura Moore/RZSS 

Learn more about Asian small-clawed otters here – Asian Small-Clawed Otter Fact File

Learn more about Edinburgh Zoo on their website – Edinburgh Zoo

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