Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s baby otters set for first swim!
Spring time means babies for Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, who recently welcomed offspring from a host of animals, including four adorable baby otters!
Now, only a couple of months old, the otters are ready for their first public swim. The first of the four babies will head out for its public introduction at 14:30 on Thursday, March 23, with appearances each day at 14:30 throughout the school holidays.
Their debut swim will be broadcast live on Dubai Aquarium’s social channels @DubaiAquarium, via Facebook Live, InstaStories and SnapChat, so everyone can tune in and be part of the experience.
- Gestation lasts 60 to 64 days and typically results in two or three young
- Both parents care for the tiny pups which are born toothless and with eyes closed
- Males provide food for nursing females
- By 40 days, the pups’ eyes open and by 60 days they actively swim Older offspring help raise the young pups
In addition to the otters, many more animals have recently had babies, with Dubai Aquarium now also home to baby hedgehogs, a Black Tip Shark, Bamboo Sharks, Clown Fish, Jelly Fish and a Fire-bellied Toad offspring.
To see all the new babies first-hand, book your tickets at www.thedubaiaquarium.com.
To watch the live first swim, visit Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo’s Facebook page at 14:30 today, or catch it on Instagram and SnapChat – @DubaiAquarium.
What: Babies at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Time: 10am to 10pm daily
Venue: Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai