New Otter Pups at Miller Park Zoo
Two new pups
OTTER AT MILLER PARK ZOO GIVES BIRTH
Miller Park Zoo’s pair of North American River Otters, “Tallulah” and “Ozzie,” are the parents of two male pups born at the facility on February 12th.
The birth of these otter pups is the fourth out of the last five years for Miller Park Zoo. To have pups is a rarity in general. North American River Otters rarely reproduce in zoos and aquariums; only four litters have been born this year total across 110 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. A typical litter is three pups but can be anywhere from one to five.
“We’re very excited to announce the birth of these otter pups,” explained Jay Tetzloff, Miller Park Zoo Director. “We’re all looking forward to watching them grow up.”
The otter pups can be seen via a video monitor in the Zoo's Veterinary Hospital room. The pups are anticipated to go on exhibit sometime in late March, once they develop further and learn to swim.