SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Aquarium is welcoming a new otter pup.

The aquarium says the yet-to-be-named pup was born early Saturday morning, January 14. The mother and pup are being watched around the clock to monitor the little one’s health. A team will conduct monitoring for at least four weeks.

Because pups stay close to their mother after birth, aquarium staff has been unable to determine the pup’s sex.

The pup’s mother, Aniak, was born at the aquarium in 2002.

As a precaution, Adaa, the otter’s father, has been temporarily moved to the Oregon Zoo in Portland to allow Aniak and her pup to bond. He will return to the Seattle Aquarium in the near future.

Comments (2)
  1. Kate says:

    Jeez guys, at least use a picture of the actual otter and baby. That picture you have is taken in the wild, and with an older baby. Ugh.

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