Saturday, March 25, 2023

Genders revealed for otter pups

The three otter pups were born last week at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. (Courtesy photo)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Three Asian small-clawed otter pups were born last week to mom and dad Leia and Quincy. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher had a gender reveal party Saturday.

Two boys and one girl join sisters Stella, Mae and Selene, all three born last May to the otter brood.

READ MORE: First look: Aquarium’s newest trio of otter pups

ALSO: Aquarium announces new litter of otter pups

New siblings and their mom and dad are “tucked away with parents,” according to staff, “in veterinary-recommended peace and quiet.”

The pups won’t be on view for the public for at least 17 weeks. They have to pass multiple milestones first; however, the aquarium will be updating the public on their progress weekly on Thursdays.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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