LifestylePets Prospect Park Zoo debuts new otter pup Welcome to Brooklyn, little guy! This North American river otter pup, born on Feb. 14, 2016, is now enjoying his new home at the Prospect Park Zoo. Photo Credit: WCS / Julie Larsen Maher By Meghan Giannotta email@example.com Updated May 27, 2016 11:03 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email You can now visit this adorable otter pup at the Prospect Park Zoo. The North American river otter was born on Feb. 14 and spent his first three months in a birth den. Newborn otters are born toothless and with closed eyes, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. So, they stay in a den with their moms until they reach 2 or 3 months old. That's when they begin eating solid food on their own and, most importantly, are introduced to water. recommended reading Watch: Bronx Zoo's toddler gorillas loving this weather Have fun swimming, little pup! By Meghan Giannotta firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.