JACKSONVILLE ZOO WELCOMES 4 BABY ASIAN SMALL-CLAW OTTERS

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Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Officials at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are welcoming four baby otters. The two male and two female pups were born Dec. 28 at the zoo. It was the second birth for the pups’ parents, Carlisle and Harley.

Zookeepers kept the newborns behind the scenes as a precaution. Baby Asian small-claw otters typically remain in their den for several weeks after birth.

They open their eyes at about a month. The pups now weigh about a pound each.

Officials say they’re sharing outdoor space in the Land of the Tiger habitat with their parents and 1-year-old sister Scotter.

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4/21/2020 12:25:43 PM (GMT -5:00)

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