Otters

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Meet ZSL London Zoo's family of oriental short-clawed otters. Our 'romp' of otters love to live in their furry families!

Otters basking in the sun at ZSL London Zoo

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.

Videos

An otter at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Find out how we've trained our otters to get weighed.

A group of otters at ZSL London Zoo

See our otters enjoy their feed in the summer sunshine! 

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Amblonyx cinereus

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.

Close-up of an otter at ZSL London Zoo

Where they live

SE Asia

Habitat

Slow flowing rivers and lakes

What they eat

Aquatic invertebrates

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Otters cuddling at ZSL London Zoo

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.