I’m a big fan of Otters. Their playful ways make me laugh and frankly they’re cute. But these newborn Asian small-clawed otters set a new record for cuteness. SeaWorld Orlando animal trainers have their hands on four oh so cute baby Asian small-clawed otters.
Born just three weeks ago to parents Simon and Sophie, the pups are nursing and will open their eyes in about a week. Asian small-clawed otters live in the rivers, creeks, estuaries and coastal waters of Southeast Asia, from northern India to southeastern China, the Malay Peninsula and parts of Indonesia.
SeaWorld breeds the otters as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Species Survival Plan, which aims to preserve, in zoos and aquariums, animals that are threatened or endangered in the wild. To discover more about otters and other sea life, go to SeaWorld.org.
(Photo credit: Jason Collier/SeaWorld Orlando)