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National Zoo Welcomes Asian Small-Clawed Otters

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The National Zoo is holding an event today for the public debut of a family of Asian small-clawed otters. Visitors can watch the otters playing and eating mussels and clams.

The otters are native to Indonesia, southern China, southern India, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia. The parents are named Chowder and Clementine, and their children are Pork Chop, Pickles, Saffron, Olive, Peaches, Turnip, Radish, Rutabaga and Kevin.

The otters came from the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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