Otter You Up 2, 3, 4?

May 9, Oakland Zoo, CA. Ginger the River Otter gave birth to three baby boy otters.

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They are named Kohana (Sioux for swift),

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Hinto (Dakota for blue)

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and Shilah (Navajo for brother).

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Not sure how Ginger got her name, but she might be named after Ginger Rogers.

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This is Ginger’s third litter.

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In 2011 Ginger gave birth to a boy and girl, Tallulah and Ahanu. Ginger had a second litter in 2012.

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Come on in! The otter’s great!

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MercuryNews.com, Photos by Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group.

Comments

  1. Theresa says:

    OH MY STINKING GOSH, OTTERS!

  2. Named Ginger, because unlike Fred Astaire, she could dance backwards and in high heels, and give birth to multiple lotters.

  3. Who’s the baby daddy for these guys? And, how in the world do you tell them apart??

  4. Alice Shortcake says:

    There appears to be some…erm…inappropriate sniffing going on in the third pic…

  5. boop..!

  6. May be, Alice Shortcake. With otters I wouldn’t be surprised, but that baby otter is nursing.

  7. According to the Oakland Zoo website, the Daddy’s name is Heath.

  8. Alice Shortcake says:

    I never thought of that…

  9. Anyone else feel like Ginger deserves a bit of a break? Three litters in three years- oy! I do love the baby otters, though… :)

  10. BatBlaster says:

    The otters in an aquarium near me had pups a few months back. I think they all have food names

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