Hi Human! Hey, What’s That Thing?

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Video: Sea Otter Pup 681 Arrives at Shedd Aquarium and Meets Her New Human Friends

Go here to read more about Pup 681 and check out our tag to keep up with future 681 posts! Thanks to Shedd Aquarium for the footage!

Orphaned Sea Otter Pup 681’s First Night with Her Caretaker Humans at Shedd Aquarium [Image Heavy]

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Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium has an adorable, furry little newcomer! Shedd welcomes “a five-week-old orphaned southern sea otter pup… from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as part of a collaborative partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium.” They write:

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Otter Shows Humans His Rock and Juggling Skills

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Thanks, Rene! Rene writes, “We, founders of the First Austrian Otter Club, visited the two Asian small clawed otters in the world’s oldest zoo in Vienna and wanted to show you two of the cutest pictures we’ve taken.”

Newborn Otter Pups at Newquay Zoo!

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Via Zooborns, which writes:

Born in September, the Asian Small-clawed Otter cubs are still in the nest box, but zoo visitors can view them through a glass panel.  It won’t be long before the pups begin learning to swim under the careful guidance of their parents and others in the zoo’s group of 19 Otters.

“The cubs are impossibly cute,” said Newquay Zoo Director Stewart Muir.  “Asian Small-clawed Otters are incredibly social animals, compared with other Otter species, so visitors will be able to watch how the cubs’ siblings play an active role in teaching them how to cope in the strange new world outside the nest.”

Photo credit: Newquay Zoo