03 April 2012

Oriental Small-Clawed Otters

Location: Western Plains Open-Range Zoo, Dubbo, N.S.W.
Under the scuba-diver, a comparison of sizes, Giant Otter-South America, then Eurasian Otter, Eurasia, and lastly the Asian Small-Clawed Otter, South East Asia featured in this post.

On the run all the time these pair; photo quality hindered by the glass surrounds.  It was feeding time!

Waiting on another handout

fish heads I think

Reflections show their handler with her bucket of goodies


TexWisGirl said...

such entertaining critters! :)

Filip Demuinck said...

These are amazing animal, I love to see them swim, they are very active.


Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The pictures came out very nice considering through the glass. Their claws are so small that it appears they have none at all.

Dianne said...

Otters are such quaint animals ... Interesting to see the size comparison chart Carole.

Jan Castle said...

Good pictures...especially since there was glass to deal with! I took my camera out today as we had a sunny day...alas, my batteries were dead when I tried to photograph the cherry trees in bloom! Weatherman says rain until the weekend...hopefully it will hold off in the am tomorrow so I can give it another try with charged batteries.

Nadege, said...

They are so cute.

Anonymous said...

They are such curious little critters and fun to watch.

heyBJK said...

How fun! Otters are very playful and the last photo made me laugh!

Lyn S said...

Great photos Carole! Otters are such cute playful critters!

Ida said...

Two corny phrases popped into my head when I saw these wonderful photos.

They are "otterly" adorable and they
"otter be in pictures" - Oh wait they are!