Bishan 10 otters have grown to 15 but one baby is missing so it's 14 left :(

Oh no. ?

Belmont Lay | January 03, 2017, 04:13 PM

The iconic Bishan family of otters — initially consisting of two adults and three pups — has grown to 15 in size following the birth of a new litter of five pups some time in mid-November 2016.

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They were kept in their holt until the whole pack was sighted only on Dec 31, some six weeks later.

However, it is believed that one of the pups has gone missing after a trip the pack made to Lower Peirce Reservoir. Now, there are only 14 left, according to otter watchers in Singapore. :(

Exactly one year ago, in late December 2015, the Bishan family of otters doubled their numbers to 10 after five new pups were believed to have been born then.

This current additional pups are the third litter by the family, proving that wildlife is well and thriving in highly urbanised Singapore.

You can watch the video of the new pups frolicking in full public view here:


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