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This is one of the Oriental Short-Clawed Otter cubs, they have four all together at the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The cubs are about 10 weeks old and a big handful. It was amazing I actually got one still for a minute! Unlike the larger otters they do not swim to catch prey in their mouths but search through the mud with their forepaws! These otters are found in India, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. In conservations terms they are listed as endangered. Oh and surprise surprise, the conditions where this little cub is perched were pretty dark!

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