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Asian small-clawed otter under water with enrichment
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Asian Small-Clawed Otter

This is the smallest species of otter, weighing less than 10 pounds. They can use their paws with human-like proficiency and hunt primarily with their paws.


Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Aonyx cinerea


Southern India to Malay Peninsula and southern China

Location in the Zoo

Carruth Natural Encounters

Cool Animal Fact

These animals develop monogamous pairings for life. Males assist with nest-building and food gathering after birth.