Baby Otter Pups Joins Area Zoo
Many people are visiting one North Central Florida zoo to see the addition of two Asian Small-clawed Otter pups. Zoo keepers and tour guides at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo were busy this afternoon introducing two 12 week old otter pups. The pups were born on April 30th but did not come out of their den until earlier this week. The otter's trainers didn't know the mother, Lakena, was pregnant until they heard squeaks coming from the den. They're also confident that these otter pups will be able to survive in the wild.
"Even in captivity, animals will you know breeding cycles will stay consistent as long as we also provide them with proper food, shelter, and a naturalistic habitat, they'll be right on with the natural cycles in the wild"
The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo helps train aspiring vets and zoo keepers how to take care of animals.
Officials have not yet named the pups but they are excited to see what is next for the pair.
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