ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTERS
Credit: Studio Hanson/Roberts
A splashing, almost musical stream leads you to a dynamic pair of the smallest otter species in the world, running, hunt-ing for fish, grooming and tumbling over each other, cavorting in a marsh or on the beach. This charismatic species is new to Woodland Park Zoo.
The otter exhibit is the first animal area visitors will encounter when entering the exhibit complex—a fitting introduction to the wildlife of tropical Asia as the otter is considered a conservation indicator species, its survival so dependent on the health of the forest and interconnected waterways.