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Olympic Ottersday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chester Zoo, in the United Kingdom, recently welcomed two baby Asian Small-clawed Otters to its community. The pups have been appropriately named ‘Daley’, after U.K. Olympian diver Tom Daley, and ‘Rebecca’, in honor of Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Small-clawed Otters are the world’s smallest Otter species. Their specially designed front paws help them capture and devour their favorite aquatic treats, like Crabs and Molluscs. They are listed as vulnerable to extinction, because of threats like pollution, habitat destruction, and hunting.

http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2012/07/ode-to-the-olympians-newborn-otters-get-fitting-names-.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Ottersday!

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