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By Danika Fears

Whether they’re inhaling whole pumpkins or licking ice cakes with abandon, zoo animals look pretty darn cute while going after their daily sustenance. And these little otters living at the Fukuoka City Zoological Garden in Japan might be the cutest of them all. 

The zoo released a squee-inducing YouTube video this month, in which one of the baby otters chirps like a chickadee while sucking milk out of (slash feverishly gnawing on) a syringe. 

Now considering a change of profession to zookeeper in charge of feeding time? Our thoughts exactly.