Asian small-clawed otter

Aonyx cinerea

Asian small-clawed otter

Otters are really good swimmers.

But the front leg are used to catch they prey.
They can spend 8 minutes under water in order to catch fish. After that, they always come out the water to eat.

Their strang and large teeth are made to break the shell of the crustaceans.

3 - 5 kg
60 cm
fish, crustacean, small mammals, snakes, insects
2 - 3 months
Asia
vulnerable

Birth

First born in the otters' family

On August 8th 2018, female otter gave birth.

At first the babies stayed in the nest.
But now they run everywhere in the enclosure !

loutrons 2018