Asian Short Clawed Otter

INTRODUCTION

Asian short-clawed otters are sociable animals. They live in family groups consisting of a single breeding pair and up to 12-13 youngsters.

Both parents raise the young. Otters spend a lot of time in both water and on land looking for food and need to constantly eat to maintain their energy levels. Our group consists of our female Amber and our male Sacre.

They are intelligent and always up to mischief. They enjoy playing in their stream and eating. They do eat quite a lot and are given five meals a day.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Aonyx cinereus

Status:

Vulnerable

Size:

45 to 61cm

Weight:

1 to 5 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

16 Years

Habitat:

Coastal areas, rivers and streams

Diet:

Omnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Shellfish, crabs, frogs and small rodents

Where Do I Live?

Southern and Eastern Asia

Do I Have Any Predators?

Crocodiles, snakes.

How Do I Live?

Diurnal. Lives in pairs and groups.

Why Am I Endangered?

Habitat loss due to tea/coffee plantations and aquaculture, reduction in prey due to pollution and poaching for pets.

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