Latest Hairy-nosed Otter Stories
The world's only known hairy-nosed otter in captivity, one of the rarest and little known of otter species, got a new home and a Buddhist blessing today.
The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a rare species that was thought to be extinct until 1998. It is native to Southeast Asia with a range that includes Cambodia, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Vietnam, and Sumatra and Borneo in Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers a habitat within coastal areas or near large inland bodies of water. The hairy-nosed otter can reach an average body length between twenty and twenty-three inches, with a tail length of up to twenty inches and a weight between...
The Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the last living representative of the genus Lutrogale. It is found from India east to southeast Asia, and a separate, small population in Iraq. It occurs throughout most of southern Asia, in the Indomalaya ecozone, from India eastward. Smooth-coated otters are found in areas where water is plentiful. Peat swamp forests, freshwater wetlands, large forested rivers, lakes, and rice paddies are suitable habitats. Though the...
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