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Oriental small-clawed otter Aonyx cinereus

Oriental small-clawed otter - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this Oriental small-clawed otter

Features

Size:
40 - 64cm, staart 24 - 31 cm
Nutrition:
Vissen, amfibieën, krabben, schaaldieren, weekdieren, kikkers e.a. kleine prooidieren op en om het water
Weight:
2.7 - 5.4 kg
Age:
14 - 16 jaar
Gestation:
2 maanden
Status:
Kwetsbaar
Environment:
Zuidoost-Azië. In waterrijke gebieden, vooral op het land

Animals in our sanctuary

Sopheary
Date of birth
31-05-2011
Date of arrival
22-12-2011
Sopheary

Sopheary came with Munny and Chantou from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.


Munny
Date of birth
31-05-2011
Date of arrival
22-12-2011
Munny

Munny came with Sopheary and Chantou from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.


Chantou
Date of birth
31-05-2011
Date of arrival
22-12-2011
Chantou

Chantou came with Munny and Sopheary from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.


Tuyen
Date of birth
31-10-2016
Date of arrival
31-10-2016
Tuyen

Tuyen and Sovann joined De Zonnegloed in 2016. There was no room for them anywhere else.


Sovann
Date of birth
31-10-2016
Date of arrival
31-10-2016
Sovann

Sovann and Tuyen joined De Zonnegloed in 2016. There was no room for them anywhere else.


Where does he feel most at home?

These oriental small-clawed otters originate from Southeast Asia. The live in watery areas, but most of the time, you’ll find them on shore. They will dig their nest in the riverbank or will take over a deserted nest.

What's his favourite food?

These animals are real carnivores. They love crabs, shells, fish, waterfowl and frogs. To find their prey they’ll use their sensitive paws to dig in the mud and underneath stones.

Fun fact

When an oriental small-clawed otter dives in the water, you’ll see little air bubbles coming up. These come from between the hairs of their pelt. They have two layers of pelt with a layer of air in between. This is a natural isolation layer, so they can stay warm in cold water.

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