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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 groups consists of our female Amber and our male Coggee.
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.
45 to 61cm
1 to 5 Kg
Life Span in Wild:
Coastal areas, rivers and streams
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?
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.