16/11/2015 3:13 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST

Watch Curious Otter Pups Play With Mum And Dad At Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Actor Zooey Deschanel may have given her newborn daughter the middle name 'Otter' but no one has named the five otter pups settling in at Taronga Western Plains Zoo yet.

The litter of oriental small-clawed otter pups includes four females and one male, and they're learning about the world under the watchful eyes of mum Emiko and dad Pocket.

Cool names, huh?

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The litter of otter pups are in good health. Picture: Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Keeper Ian Anderson said there was a good chance of seeing the pups exploring the enclosure at the zoo in Dubbo.

“They’ve just had their first health check and starting to venture from the den to explore their surroundings,” Anderson said.


Hey mate, got a name yet? Picture: Taronga Western Plains Zoo

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Mum, mum, mum, MUM! Picture: Taronga Western Plains Zoo

two little wet otters

Too much cute. Picture: Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Can we take them home?