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Bermuda’s Zoo Welcomes Three New Small Clawed Otters

The island has three new rather cute residents as the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] has announced the birth of three Asian small-clawed otters.

BAMZ said, “Proud parents Raakshas and Zucchini gave birth to two boys and one girl recently. They will be on and off exhibit as they attend to their growing romp. This will make six otters born at BAMZ over the last two years as part of their Species Survival Plan.

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They noted, “Asian small-clawed otters [Aonyx cinereus] are the smallest otter species in the world. They have a sleek, slender body and short claws with a high degree of dexterity, which they use for various tasks like grooming and catching prey. They have a smooth, velvety coat that is usually brown or gray in color with a lighter underside.

“These otters are highly social animals and are known for their close-knit family groups. They live in extended family units that can consist of several generations, with the dominant breeding pair at the center. The entire family participates in activities like foraging, grooming, and raising the young.

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“Asian small-clawed otters are found in various aquatic habitats throughout South and Southeast Asia, including mangrove swamps, freshwater wetlands, and rice paddies. They are excellent swimmers and have adaptations that allow them to thrive in aquatic environments.



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