Asian Small-clawed Otter
The small-clawed otter is the smallest of all the otter species and is one of three species in the sub-group known as the clawless otters.
Size: 45 - 61cm
Weight: 1 - 5kg
Asian small-clawed otters inhabit shallow, fast flowing waters in Southeast Asia.
In the wild these otters have a varied diet that consists of crabs, snails, frogs, young birds, eggs, fish and small mammals. They also eat some fruit and vegetables.
Female otters can have up to 2 litters a year. They are pregnant for around 2 months and usual litter sizes are between 3 - 4 young.
The Asian small-clawed otter is threatened in the wild due to river pollution and habitat loss. Conservation actions for this species include the creation of protected habitats and reduction in pollution.