Super Cute Otter Pups
23rd August 2023
We are delighted to announce that Pippin and Katarni, the Asian Otters who arrived at the Park back in April, have four cute otter pups!
Keeper Becky Waite with vet Paul Hall and the four pups
Keeper Becky Waite explains “Their first check was on 23rd August with our vet Paul Hall, so now we know that there are three females and one male (since they have been named Sushi, Kimchi, Yuzu and Dumpling), and all are doing very well. Mum has been teaching them and tyey are doing great!
As of October, the pups are now out a lot more during the day and also at feed times.
It was love at first sight for mum Pippin who came from Woburn Safari Park and dad Katarni from Tilgate Nature Centre. Almost immediately they were gathering grass and straw to make a cosy home within the holt, and they now have a wonderful little family.”
This is the smallest of the otter species and considered ‘Vulnerable’ in the wild. They communicate in little squeals and are very playful, often rolling around with a pebble in their ‘hands’ or digging around a rock.
Photo captures mum Pippin with one of her pups as she moved them on 22nd August.
Find out more about Asian Otters HERE