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