The Asian small-clawed otter webcam debuted with a splash! Guests now have the opportunity to see this species of otter from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day via a live webcam. At Georgia Aquarium, our Asian-small clawed otters can be seen in our Southern Company River Scout gallery.
Asian small-clawed otters are the world’s smallest otter – ranging in size from 4.4 to 11 pounds, standing anywhere from 16 to 24 inches tall. Their bodies, while small, are fully adapted for diving. The heart rate and oxygen consumption are reduced while submerged, and the nose and ear canals seal while underwater. Our Asian small-clawed otters can frequently be seen diving to the bottom of the exhibit, swimming around, and playing.
Make sure to tune in around 11:30 a.m. each day to see an otter feeding! Asian small-clawed otters are carnivores and eat a variety of food, including mollusks, fish, crabs, and other crustaceans. Their sharp, pointed canine teeth and strong molars allow for a varied diet that includes shellfish.
This species of otter is a social one! They live in extended family groups of multiple otters, and form lasting monogamous pairs. The Asian small-clawed otters can be seen snuggled up together on top of the rocks, within felt bedding material, or amongst various environmental enrichment devices provided by their trainers.
For more information on Asian small-clawed otters, check out our animal guide. To view the webcam, please visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/asian-otter-webcam. Don’t forget to check out our other webcams, including African penguin, our Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot gallery, our Indo-Pacific barrier reef, and our beluga whales.