Fish supper!

Whole fish are now being served to our group of gorgeous young otters who are growing up so fast.


ABOVE – The young otters enjoy a fishy feast – Thanks to Sarah Holt for the wonderful photo

Keepers no longer need to cut up food for the young Asiatic short-clawed otters and said they were coming along very well.

Section Leader Jay Haywood said: “The otter pups are picking up new things every day and have just started eating whole fish.

“They are also very good at swimming now and are becoming very active, particularly in the afternoons.

“We are getting lots of people visiting the otter family, especially amateur photographers who have taken some lovely pictures.”


ABOVE – Whole in one… DZG member Kathryn Willett snapped the adorable little ones eating whole fish

The otter pups were born to mum Keyah and dad Buddy around four months ago. But it will be next summer before we’ll know the sex of the babies, as they’ll be microchipped at around 12 months of age.

Asiatic short-clawed otters are the smallest of the world’s 13 species.


Otters can see better in water than out of it

Otter droppings are known as spraints and have a sweet, musky odour which they use for communication