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Asian Short-Clawed Otters

Here at  Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park we are lucky enough to have resident Asian Short-Clawed Otters.

We are sure that they are the best trained of all the Otters in all the SEA LIFE centres because their carers have spent hours and hours enriching them. They are able to complete complex enrichment tasks. Really? You’ll just have to come and see for yourself and meet Branston and Badger. 

The Asian Short-Clawed Otter lives in the mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands of Bangladesh, Burma, India, southern China, Taiwan, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This often includes rice paddies and river systems.

They are social animals and live in extended family groups, choosing to reside in burrows dug into muddy banks. Only the dominant pair will breed, whilst their offspring and older cubs will help to raise new litters. They are playful and will spend much of the day on land playing, grooming, resting and sleeping.


Covid-19 Update:

In line with updated advice from the UK Government, from the 14th September we encourage all guests to adhere to the latest guidance and not meet in groups of more than six people* to help protect themselves and each other when visiting our attraction.
As a COVID-19 Secure venue we can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. We will continue to monitor Government guidance closely.
*Government exemptions are outlined here