New Litter Of Giant River Otters Born At Zoo Miami

(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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The litter was born on November 3rd, 2011. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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There were a total of four pups but one was stillborn and a second died a few days later. Two females survived. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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The pups are in a secluded den off exhibit. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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The pups still have their eyes closed and weigh close to a pound. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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If everything goes well, they'll be introduced to the exhibit in a few weeks.(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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Zoo Miami is only the third zoo in North America to successfully reproduce Giant River Otters. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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The Giant River Otters have been a visitor favorite at “Amazon and Beyond” since the exhibit’s opening in 2008. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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They are highly social and can be found in family groups of 10 – 20 animals with a lifespan of approximately 12 years in the wild and up to 21 years in captivity. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
(Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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