Edinburgh zoo asks public to vote on the names for their new, adorable baby otters

Three adorable baby otters need names, and Edinburgh Zoo are asking the public to help.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:07 am

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is delighted at the birth of three Asian small-clawed otter pups who were born at Edinburgh Zoo in January.

The three pups were given their first health check, and it was confirmed that they are two boys and one girl.

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Edinburgh zoo asks public to vote on the names for their new, adorable baby otters.

Andrew Laing, senior animal keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “We are delighted to welcome Barry and Luna’s first litter, who are all doing well so far.

“There are three sets of names we are asking our supporters to choose from, Kadassa, Malang and Han, which are the names of rivers in Asia, Nadi, Sungai and River, which are words that mean river or Eden, Clyde and Garry which are the names of Scottish rivers.

"We are excited to see which set of names win the vote on our Facebook page.”

The pup’s parents, Barry and Luna, arrived at the zoo last year.

Edinburgh zoo asks public to vote on the names for their new, adorable baby otters.

Andrew added, “When Barry and Luna arrived last year, they were quite shy but bonded very quickly and love blossomed. This is the first time the pair have bred and they are already adapting to their new roles as parents brilliantly.

“At just nine weeks old, the pups are still dependent on mum and are spending most of their time in their underground holts.

"Lucky visitors might be able to see them exploring their enclosure and learning more about their surroundings in the coming weeks.”

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Edinburgh zoo asks public to vote on the names for their new, adorable baby otters
Edinburgh zoo asks public to vote on the names for their new, adorable baby otters