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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

Following the decision on 20th March to close SEA LIFE we continue to follow the latest Government guidelines and are asking guests with tickets booked between 26th April and 4th July 2020 to visit our website for information on how to move their booking free of charge. We are monitoring the situation in line with Government and local public health authorities and will provide an update on re-opening as soon as possible.
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