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Edinburgh Zoo welcomes curious new otter pair

24/09/2020 in Edinburgh Zoo

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has recently welcomed two Asian small-clawed otters, Barry and Luna, to Edinburgh Zoo.  

Staff at the wildlife conservation charity say the pair are becoming more confident each day and enjoy exploring their new enclosure.  

Andrew Laing, senior carnivore keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “Barry and Luna are settling well into their new home and are already very bonded.   

They were quite shy when they first arrived last month and still like to spend a lot of their morning in their underground holts but in the afternoon, they come out for a dip in their pools and a nosy at what our visitors are up to. 

“Luna is the more confident of the two and you can tell her apart from Barry as she has a pink nose and he has a black nose.”  

Visitors hoping to spot the new otter pair must pre-book zoo tickets before their visit www.tickets.edinburghzoo.org.uk.   

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