Five otter pups were born at Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
The Asian small-clawed otter pups were born Jan. 26. Zoo officials announced their arrival last week.
The pups – three males and two females – were born to first-time parents Gus and Peanut.
Zookeepers said the little pups are thriving under the watchful eye of both of their parents and are expected to be on view to the public later this spring.
Last year, a male pup named Triton was born to parents Asta and Oscar, and was the first to be born at the zoo in 14 years.
Both the births of Triton and of the recent litter were significant for the breeding recommendations outlined by the Species Survival Plan.