The family of Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinereus) of Loro Parque return to their former area after a number of improvements in a renewed space that recreates the natural habitat of these carnivores mammals to the last detail.
The renovation labours, which have lasted about three weeks, consisted of the placement of the pool and the renewal of the filtration and water quality control system. During this time, the park was fortunate to attend the birth of four baby otters, so the Zoo is happy to receive these new inhabitants that will be enjoying this renovated exhibition with all the amenities. With this new arrival of the baby otters, the family has increased to nine specimens.
The Asian small-clawed otter is a mammal that has small claws and a bright brown fur with a lighter colour in the bottom; the fur is short and waterproof. For their part, this Asian otter species has shorter claws than other species, and differ due to their less webbed paws – although they demonstrate great abilities using them. They are capable of closing their nostrils and ears to prevent water from entering when they are submerged.
The best zoological park in Europe and №2 in the world, according to TripAdvisor, demonstrates once again the definition of a modern zoo as a true embassy of wild animals.