Five Adorable Otter Pups Make Their Debut at the Columbus Zoo

May 21, 2018
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By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

Five cuddly critters at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium finally made their public debut, and they sure know how to rough house! Now they’re ready to show just how cute they can be..

The siblings (three males and two females) couldn’t stop playing around as they tumbled and ran around their river.

Of course, mom Peanut and dad Gus were nearby to make sure everyone got along swimmingly!

These Asian small-clawed otter pups are otter-ly adorable and are now on view most days at the zoo until early afternoon. All five pups were born on January 26th, 2018 -- a significant achievement for the species, which is threatened by habitat destruction, pollution, and hunting.