Photo by Joel Sartore
Scientific Name: Aonyx cinereus
This otter communicates with its family by using a vocabulary of at least 12 calls, including greeting, mating and alarm calls.
- Size: Weight: 6 to 12 pounds
- Diet: Crabs and other crustaceans, mollusks and frogs
- Habitat: Wetland systems that have pools and stagnant water
- Range in the Wild: India, eastward through Southeast Asia up to Palawan and Taiwan and Southern China
Listed as Vulnerable. Major threat is habitat loss.
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