Small-clawed Otter / Perth Zoo

Meet Perth Zoo‘s new Asian Small-clawed Otter pups. Perth has had two litters of four pups born at the zoo in the past few months. One of the litters can be seen in their exhibit opposite the Red Pandas. Perth Zoo is part of regional breeding program for Otters and the births are the zoo’s first in 18 years. These highly social critters pair for life, with males playing an important role in the rearing of pups. Dad’s duties can include building the nest, supplying food for mum and her pups, as well as teaching the young to swim! Hunted for their fur, meat and body parts, otters are under threat in the wild — via ZooBorns

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
Load More By Red Wolf
Load More In Wildlife

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photos from Flickr