MIAMI, FL - (August 18, 2015) - The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF Miami) announces the arrival of two Asian small-clawed otter siblings. A nearly sixteen-week-old female was named Kappa and her twin sibling, Kawauso, arrived at the South Florida based zoo and conservation facility this past weekend. "We feel so happy to have these two sibling otters join our family of more than 150 wildlife species," said ZWF Miami Founder Mario Tabraue. "We hope these new pups will be the first of many for us." Asian small-clawed otters are vulnerable to extinction in their native Indonesia, southern China, southern India, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. They are known as the smallest yet the most social otter species in the world. At ZWF Miami, Kappa and Kawaso will reside in a temperature-controlled glass enclosure featuring lush landscape as well as a waterfall and a watering hole. The playful otters will be available for up close and personal encounters with visitors of the facility for a limited time.
Located south of Miami on five breathtaking acres of land, ZWF Miami is home to everything from domestic animals, leopards, big cats, primates, large predatory birds and mammals to dozens of exotic species, most of which are available for interactive encounters with the public. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., ZWF Miami offers visitors tours of its facility by appointment only. For more information or to book a tour at ZWF Miami, visit
Kappa and Kawauso, sixteen-day-old Asian small-clawed otter siblings
About the Zoological Wildlife Foundation:
The Zoological Wildlife Foundation (ZWF Miami) is an organization accredited by the Zoological Association of America as a zoo, preservation and conservation facility that is dedicated to educating the public about rare and endangered animal species in captivity and in the wild. Located south of Miami on five breathtaking acres of land, ZWF Miami is home to everything from domestic animals, leopards, big cats primates, large predatory birds and mammals to dozens of exotic species, most of which are available for interactive encounters with the public. ZWF Miami has a sister facility that is a private reserve where confiscated and unwanted exotics reside, the Wildlife Conservation and Education, which breeds endangered species in captivity, helps injured animals and rescues animals from being terminated or from being raised to be hunted.