Edinburgh Zoo's otter pup quadruplets given river-inspired names

The female quadruplets, born in November to parents Barry and Luna, have been named Esk, Isla, Yarrow and Ury.

Asian small-clawed otter pups at Edinburgh Zoo named Esk, Isla, Yarrow and Ury Email

Four Asian small-clawed otter pups at Edinburgh Zoo have been given river-inspired names.

The female quadruplets, born in November to parents Barry and Luna, have been named Esk, Isla, Yarrow and Ury.

Almost 800 Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) members and adopters voted for the pups’ names, which continue the river-inspired theme of their siblings – Garry, Clyde and Eden.

Andrew Laing, senior animal keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said: “We are thrilled so many of our amazing members and otter adopters voted to name our adorable pups.

“It is a great way to give back to the people whose dedicated support allows us to care for all of our animals and carry out our important conservation work around the world.”

Edinburgh Zoo: The otters are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP). Email

Edinburgh Zoo’s otters are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

These programmes act to provide a safeguard for some of the world’s most vulnerable species.

As a wildlife conservation charity, Edinburgh Zoo cares for both the animals at the zoo and works to protect species around the world.

Mr Laing added: “Barry and Luna have previously proved themselves to be very attentive parents and can often be seen with their pups playing in their stream.

“With the addition of the four girls, we now have nine otters here at the zoo.

“The species live in family groups consisting of a mum and dad then their older offspring who help raise the younger ones.”

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