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VIDEO: New otter pups at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Posted: 8:47 AM, Nov 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-17 13:49:11Z

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo recently welcomed a litter of male otter pups. 

They were born Sept. 24 to mom "Bitzy" and dad "Kibble."  

Otters are born with their eyes closed and take a several weeks before they're able to develop mobility and eventually swim.

Watch video of the otter pups above. NOTE: Video provided by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. 

The pups are expected to be ready to join their parents on exhibit in The RainForest in the coming weeks.

Asian small-clawed Otters are indigenous to Asia and are one of the smallest species of otter. They are listed as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) and their population is managed by a Species Survival Plan Program (SSP) in zoos certified by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).