Wildlife Photography: Small-Clawed Otter

Small-clawed Otter | Singapore Zoo
The oriental small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea), also known as Asian small-clawed otter, is the smallest otter species in the world, weighing less than 5 kg. It lives in mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands of BangladeshBurmaIndia, southern ChinaTaiwanLaosMalaysiaIndonesia, the PhilippinesThailand and Vietnam.This otter is distinctive for its forepaws, as the claws do not extend above the fleshy end pads of its toes and fingers. These attributes give it a high degree of manual dexterity in using its paws to feed on molluscscrabs and other small aquatic animals. ~ Wikipedia


  1. What a cute critter, great capture! Have a lovely day!

  2. Oh, a cute little one indeed! I do love zoos! Great shot for the day! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Cher!