Baby otters find new home at Great Adventure in Jackson

JACKSON - Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson has some adorable new residents.

A litter of six baby otters from a California zoo are now calling the theme park home. The brothers and sisters will be a part of the "Safari Discoveries" area of the theme park.

Park employees say the baby Asian small-clawed otters initially were a little afraid of the water, but now they're splashing and swimming freely in their new home.

Like most newborns, these 9-week-olds demand lots of attention. They've been bottle feeding ever since their arrival at six weeks, and are drinking a mix of yogurt and puppy formula and eating small pieces of fish.

In the wild, these otters live in rivers and bays in Southeast Asia. They will weigh about 9 pounds when fully grown.

The baby otters will make their park debut this weekend. Trainers will carry them around the theme park to meet and greet visitors.

To watch interviews about the baby otters, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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