Zoo celebrates birth of its first otter pup

Scotter, an Asian small-clawed otter, was born Nov. 14 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden. (Photo: Screengrab via Jacksonville Zoo and Garden/Facebook)
Scotter, an Asian small-clawed otter, was born Nov. 14 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden. (Photo: Screengrab via Jacksonville Zoo and Garden/Facebook)

The Jacksonville Zoo and Garden is celebrating the birth of an Asian small-clawed otter, the first for the facility.

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Scotter was born Nov. 14 to first-time parents Carlisle and Harley, the zoo said Friday.

The pup weighed 3 ounces at birth and now weighs 18 ounces.

The zoo first got the species, the smallest in the otter family, in 2014.