Taronga’s Miracle Otter Pup Explores Outside World for the First Time
Taronga’s Miracle Otter Pup Explores Outside World for the First Time.
On the 28th of February veterinary services were called to assist with Pia the small-clawed oriental otter’s birth.
The veterinary services had to undertake an emergency caesarian to try and save her three pups.
The veterinary services at Taronga worked hard to revive the pups, but two could not be resuscitated.
Now, the curious pup, after ten weeks of living in his nestbox has started to explore his surroundings, under close watch of Pia and father Ketut, of course.
Ketut, the pup’s father, came to Taronga Zoo in 2015.
Both Pia and Ketut are settling into their new parenting roles well.
Weighing just 500 grams, he’s now trying solid food and learning to swim under the tutelage of his parents.
The oriental small-clawed otter is the smallest of the 13 otter species.
The successful birth of Intan is not only positive for Taronga, but for the species as well.