JACKSON, NJ (CNN/NEWS 12 NJ) -- Six adorable baby otters found a brand new home at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey.
They are almost nine weeks old and like typical newborns demand a lot of attention. Animal trainer Leor Friedman says, "A challenge to work with an animal that does require one hundred percent of your focus."
Check out these six brothers and sisters first being introduced to their new pool. It's inside the "Safari Discoveries" area of great adventure where visitors will soon be able to see them. At the beginning, some of the Asian small clawed otters were skittish, but soon they were swimming and some of them even underwater. Supervising animal trainer Dave Peranteau says, "We just started teaching them how to swim too first in a little puddle of water, and now here they are in their exhibit pool swimming."
Just like human babies these guys and girls have been bottle fed since they arrived here when they were six weeks old.
While they are sleeping through the night now, trainers were initially bringing them home for overnight feedings. Waking up to do that gave 27-year-old Friedman of long branch a glimpse into fatherhood. He says, "I'm definitely not ready yet with my experience with these guys."
Jackson, Baxter, Cali, Roxi, Pearl and Sushi are drinking a mix of yogurt and puppy formula and now weigh about one pound. Trainers are also starting to introduce some small pieces of fish. Peranteau says, "Pearl is a very relaxed otter for a nine-week-old otter. Some of her brothers and sisters are a little more high strung."
Friedman says, "They're like kids in that they are very playful. They'll just play with anything whether they're supposed to or not."
Yes they are as you can see they love to run around and chase each other! We even caught one giving Leor a little kiss.