Miami (EFE).- The otter “Zinnia”, of the Londra canadensis species, whose habitat is the coasts and rivers of the United States and Canada, gave birth to three pups at the Miami zoo, according to the entity in a statement published together to some photos of the newborns.
The female and the two males weighed between 0.32 pounds (147 grams) and 0.37 pounds (167 grams) at birth, which occurred after a gestation of approximately two months.
The cubs were subjected to an examination to determine the sex, obtain their weight and carry out a general physical examination that was positive, highlights a statement from the zoo.
The arrival of the otter “Zinnia” in Miami
«Zinnia» arrived at the Miami Zoo in April 2019 from the Roger Williams Park Zoo, in the state of Rhode Island, where he was born five years ago.
The mother and cubs will remain isolated for a time yet to be determined to ensure they are not disturbed while they grow.
North American river otters, or common otters, are extremely active animals found in freshwater and saltwater habitats throughout much of the United States and Canada.
Although their populations were threatened decades ago mainly due to capture for the fur trade, their greatest threat today comes from habitat loss and pollution.