Asian Small-Clawed Otter




Carnivora > Mustelidae

Around the river

Fish, crustaceans,

vegetables, etc.

The Asian small-clawed otter has a body

optimized for swimming: its nostrils have valves that

close when it dives, and it has webbing between

its toes to help it swim.

And otters do not get wet very often!

They have a double coat - a thick, shiny,

waterproof coat and a soft,

downy coat - that helps them stay dry and warm.

If you have ever seen an otter rubbing itself all over the place,

it is for two reasons: to mark their territory with scent,

or to dry their wet fur.