Stop what you’re doing and get ready to “AWW!”
These river otter pups have just moved into the Oakland Zoo’s established home of animals. Rose, the mother river otter, gave birth to a male and two females on February 9th. The male has been named Si’ahl and the females have been named Imnaha and Talulah — Swimming is an acquired skill for otter pups, so zoo officials do not put them on display until they’re strong swimmers and they grow to a “certain size.”
“We are pleased to have our sixth healthy litter of otter pups since 2011,” Zoological Manager Adam Fink said in a statement. “This is Rose’s second litter and we are happy that she is once again being a great mother to her pups.”
The pups are still, of course, in their nursing phase so minimal glimpses of them can be seen when you go to the Oakland Zoo starting on Mother’s Day.
// Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, oaklandzoo.org