Otter pups at ZooMontana are doing well

Posted at 3:53 PM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 17:53:11-04

The otter pups at ZooMontana are doing well, and are starting to make some noise.

The four otter pups born at ZooMontana in Billings several weeks ago continue to grow and gain weight.

ZooMontana shared the following message last week: "Hello world! All four pups continue to do well except for minor respiratory infections. Antibiotics are doing the trick and are gaining weight and eating more each day!"

(FEBRUARY 27, 2018) Mia, one of ZooMontana’s two North American River Otters, unexpectedly gave birth to four pups on Feb. 19, becoming the fourth litter of River Otters to be born at ZooMontana. 

Her last litter was nearly one year ago to the day, according to a ZooMontana press release issued Tuesday morning.

But this year, for an unknown reason, the mother rejected the litter. The four pups were small, each weighing between three and four ounces.

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