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VIDEO: Triplet otter pups at the Prospect Park Zoo

Triplet otter pups made their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.

prospect park zoo north American River Otters prospect park zoo Triplet North American river otters made their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo after being born in February.
Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Triplet otter pups made their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn.

The three male North American river otters were born on Feb. 25 and haven't been named yet.

The otters' natural range includes New York, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the Prospect Park Zoo.

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"These three new Brooklynites provide an opportunity for us to educate people about the importance of keeping local waters and ecosystems in good health," Prospect Park Zoo director Denise McClean said in a statement.

River otters like these pups are born toothless with closed eyes. They stay in the den with their mother during development, according to zoo officials.

The otters will consume solid food at around two or three months, when they are first introduced to water and begin adapting to their semi-aquatic lifestyle.


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