Scientific Name: Aonyx cinerea

Found In: Southern India, southern China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines in small streams, rivers, marshes, rice paddies, seacoasts and mangroves

Size: Weigh less than 10 pounds and measure up to two feet long with 10 to 14 inches of that being tail.

Diet: Carnivore: Crustaceans, mollusks and fish

Threat Level: Vulnerable – habitat disturbance caused by destruction and pollution

Facts: The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest of 13 otter species.

Virginia Zoo otters: female Alana