BioParque do Rio opens a survey to choose names for baby otters; VOTE!

BioParque do Rio opens a survey to choose names for baby otters;  VOTE!

The baby otter twins, one male and one female, were born on June 1st. They are the children of the otters Eduardo and Mônica, a tribute to the music of the group Legião Urbana. Voting ends on Thursday night (14). The otters (front) and their mother, Mônica (back) Victória Henrique/TV Globo Rio de Janeiro’s BioParque and g1 opened a poll together to choose the names of two newborn otter puppies 🦦🥰. The two babies are twin brothers, one male and one female, and are waiting to be baptized. The duo, who were born on June 1st, are the daughters of otters Eduardo and Mônica, a tribute to the music of the group Legião Urbana. Voting to decide the name of BioParque’s new residents is open on g1. Four pairs are available for voting. You have until Thursday night (14) to participate. Name options: Amazona and Xingu (reference to the biome where the species is most present) Luana and Ricardo (tribute to the otter caretakers) Sandy and Junior (tribute to the singing brothers) Truffle and Bombom (because they are small and brown) 🗳️ VOTE HERE TO BAPTIZE THE OTTERS! Otters at BioParque do Rio Reproduction Swimming lessons 🏊‍♂️ According to BioParque, the baby otters are in the process of adapting to the water tank, learning to swim with great care. Their birth is the result of a successful pairing that required dedication for the couple Eduardo and Mônica to succeed and reproduce. The puppies’ pregnancy was uneventful, according to the caregivers. Due to the characteristics of the species, it was necessary to separate the mother and offspring from the male to avoid conflicts between them or even infanticide, which is common in the species. Experts said that, at the beginning, bringing puppies and parents together needs to be done with great caution. The caregivers also reported that Mônica was an excellent mother and breastfed the two puppies since they were born. Now, they are starting solid food, but still nurse occasionally. The population of this species of otter is declining and is classified as near threatened. Because of this, it is important to maintain all care with birth and genetic heritage in zoos for future conservation approaches, for institutions that care for this species. BioParque do Rio opens poll to name otter puppies



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