Squeeee! Be Thankful for squeaky otter pups born at Cleveland Zoo

Written by on November 24, 2017 in Critter Love - No comments

Three cute little squeaky otter pups born at a zoo in Cleveland were finally revealed to the world, and they are three very good reasons to be thankful this American Thanksgiving.

The Asian small-clawed pups have unusual front paws. Look closely, they look like hands. That’s because they need minimal webbing to help them forage for crustaceans, mollusks and small fish.

Folks at the Cleveland Zoo where they were born are doing the foraging for these three brothers for now.

Since 1996, according to the zoo, there have been a total of 35 Asian small-clawed otters. Just 25 of them survived more than 30 days.

Each of the three otters weighed less than one pound during their last weigh-in Nov 14. This species of otters have traditionally been hunted for its fur.

The yet-to-be-named newborn boys should be on exhibit in the RainForest by December in their enclosure across from the orangutan exhibit.

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