Oriental small-clawed otter Aonyx cinereus
Animals in our sanctuary
Sopheary came with Munny and Chantou from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.
Munny came with Sopheary and Chantou from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.
Chantou came with Munny and Sopheary from a bankrupt zoo in Germany.
Tuyen and Sovann joined De Zonnegloed in 2016. There was no room for them anywhere else.
Sovann and Tuyen joined De Zonnegloed in 2016. There was no room for them anywhere else.
- 40 - 64cm, staart 24 - 31 cm
- Vissen, amfibieën, krabben, schaaldieren, weekdieren, kikkers e.a. kleine prooidieren op en om het water
- 2.7 - 5.4 kg
- 14 - 16 jaar
- 2 maanden
- Zuidoost-Azië. In waterrijke gebieden, vooral op het land
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.
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.Adopt this Oriental small-clawed otter