Australia's Taronga Western Plains Zoo welcomed three new otter pups, born in January to residents Emiko and Pocket! Keeper Ian Anderson says:
Emiko and Pocket are very hands-on parents and have been displaying ideal nurturing behaviors. The pups have been in the den, to date, and we have been monitoring them via a video camera, to ensure they are growing and developing well.
The older siblings born in 2014 have been assisting their parents with the daily care of the pups including grooming and babysitting the new arrivals. Oriental Small-Clawed Otters are a special species and live in large families, so it is anticipated that the family will remain together for the near future.