daily animal :D

todays animal is...

the asian small-clawed otter!

the Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is the smallest otter species in the world.

they have partially webbed feet and nimble fingers

asian small-clawed otters are social animals, living in family groups with complex social structures!

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these otters are also known for..

  • Playful Behavior : Asian small-clawed otters are known for their playful nature, engaging in activities like sliding down muddy banks and playing with objects in the water.
  • Unique Vocalizations : They communicate using a variety of sounds, including whistles, chirps, and screams, forming a distinctive vocalization system that helps them convey information within their social groups.
  • Exceptional Swimming Skills : Asian small-clawed otters are adept swimmers, equipped with (as mentioned before) partially webbed feet and a streamlined body. Their swimming abilities make them well-suited for their freshwater habitats, including rivers, ponds, and mangroves.
  • such sillies they are

    whew! such adorable animals :) and I'd like to invite you to come back tomorrow for another! see you next time 🫶