Pair of precious otter pups debut at Toledo Zoo

A pair of twin spotted-necked otter pups is now on exhibit with their parents at the Toledo Zoo

Some new additions to the Toledo Zoo are now on display at Tembo Trail.

The zoo says a pair of twin spotted-necked otter pups, born in October, are now ready to face the world after spending the winter growing and bonding with their parents.

The spotted-necked otters, a relatively new species for the Toledo Zoo, live in clean, unsilted freshwater and rarely venture more than 30 feet from the water's edge. According to the zoo, the creatures' webbed paws make land travel look awkward, but they remain one of the strongest swimmers in the otter species.

The pups' parents arrived in late spring, 2012, for the opening of Tembo Trail.