ANIMAL FACTS - Otters
Asian Small-clawed Otters are a threatened species in the wild due to habitat loss, pollution and hunting for their pelt (fur).
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.