Our otter family have been boosted by four more pups!
Trainee Keeper, Danielle Partridge, managed to take the first photos of the Asiatic short-clawed babies, after spotting them emerging outside for one of their very first outings!
The pups are the offspring of mum, Keyah, aged seven and 12 year-old dad, Buddy and are thought to have been born around the beginning of June.
Danielle said: “The babies stay hidden away for the first few months and only appear around three months old, although we’ve been hearing a few squeaks over recent weeks, so we guessed we’d had some new arrivals.”
Three older siblings, born to mum and dad two years-ago, are set to relocate to another collection in the coming weeks.
Gestation lasts around 60 days and both parents will care for their offspring.
Babies are born toothless and with their eyes closed.
They’ll open their eyes by day 40 and can swim by day 60.