Mum, Dad and this year's pup of the asian short clawed otter family at Ed. zoo. They also have two pups from last year's litter still with them out of frame.
Asian short clawed otters are unique among otters in that the offspring of one year stay on in the territory to look after the next generation. In other otter species, the pups of each year are driven away. This feature of their life history makes them a good and popular choice of otter species in zoos, which is good because they are threatened in the wild.
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