Well adapted to life in the water, these social, intelligent animals spend a majority of their time on land. These otters have dark brown fur above and lighter fur below, often with gray, white, or cream-colored markings on the face and throat. They have webbed feet, and true to their name, their claws do not extend beyond their digital pads. The smallest of the 13 otter species, weighing less than 10 pounds 4. These otters live in small streams, rivers, marshes, rice paddies, seacoasts and in mangroves.
Discovery Cove celebrates births of two Asian small-clawed otters
Asian small-clawed otter - Wikipedia
Landon McReynolds , Producer. On Thursday, the theme park announced the otters through a video message on Facebook. Officials said on Oct. Discovery Cove said both otters hit a milestone and guests will now be able to see both of them in their habitat at the Freshwater Oasis. According to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums , the Asian small-clawed otter is one of five otter species found in Asia.
The Asian small-clawed otter Aonyx cinereus , also known as the oriental small-clawed otter and the small-clawed otter , is an otter species native to South and Southeast Asia. It has short claws that do not extend beyond the pads of its webbed digits. The Asian small-clawed otter lives in riverine habitats, freshwater wetlands and mangrove swamps. It feeds on molluscs , crabs and other small aquatic animals. It lives in pairs, but was also observed in family groups with up to 12 individuals.