Blue Planet Aquarium

Extremely Rare White Otter Cubs

Staff at Blue Planet Aquarium were amazed last week when their two little otter cubs emerged sporting white fur! Although these Asian small-clawed otter pups were born in March, they spent the last few weeks huddled away with mom in the den and keepers just got their first glimpse. Exhibits manager Tom Cornwell explained their unusual coloration, “Although perfectly healthy and full of energy we believe both the cubs are leucistic which is a rare condition where the animals’ fur develops without its natural pigment.”

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Photo credits: Blue Planet Aquarium

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