ANIMAL FACTS - Otters
Asian Small-clawed Otters are well suited to life in and around the waterways. They are equipped with two layers of fur and a natural body oil that coats the fur, forming a waterproof layer. The air trapped between the fur layers allows the otters' skin to remain warm and dry at any time of the year. Otters spend much of their time grooming so their fur does not lose its water-resistant qualities.
Otters are part of the Mustelid family which also includes ferrets, weasels, badgers, skunks and minks. There are 13 species of otter worldwide, and every continent of the world is home to at least one species of otter except Australia and Antarctica. Otters have been on earth for 30 million years.