Meet ZSL London Zoo's family of oriental short-clawed otters.
Our 'romp' of otters love to live in their furry families!
We caught our otters at ZSL London Zoo playing with pebbles. See how dextrous and dynamic they are!
Oriental short-clawed otter facts
Oriental small-clawed otters are the smallest of thirteen species of otter. Most otters are solitary, but small-clawed otters live in family groups. Their main threats in the wild are pollution and hunting for their pelts and livers.
Where they live
Slow flowing rivers and lakes
What they eat
Meet the Otters
Our otters at ZSL London Zoo are Oriental small-clawed otters and are actually the smallest species of otter. While most otters prefer to live solitary lives, this species are sociable creatures and live in family groups.
You can join the otters and their keepers at 1:30pm every day at ZSL London Zoo for 'Otter Madness' and watch our playful and noisy family at feeding time!
Adopt Harri the otter
By adopting Harri for yourself or as a gift, you will be directly supporting ZSL’s conservation work. Your donation will enable us to continue to conserve endangered animals and their habitats, both around the world and in the UK.
Come to the Zoo
Book your tickets online and skip the queue. And remember -if you are a group of 10 people or more, don't miss out on our group discount.