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Christmas pups!

Posted by on February 12, 2013

The festive season was a busy time, even for the otters around the Cape! For the second year running, residents have been reporting otter pups out and about from November – February. Most of these sightings have been confirmed by camera traps, or from photos taken by residents themselves. As the gestation period for otters is approximately two months, this means the otters are breeding in late August and the early months of Spring. Pups are born blind and leave the holt only at approximately 4 weeks, and are reliant on their mothers for most of their first year. Thank you to residents in Simonstown, who provided these rare photos of otter pups in the Peninsula, November 2012:

Otter Mother and pups Otter pup

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