Asian small-clawed otters


Amblonyx cinereus 

Asian small-clawed otters are the smallest of the otter species, usually weighing less than five kilograms.  Rockhampton Zoo is home to two Asian small-clawed otters, Tomio and Misumi who arrived in March, 2019. These otters are siblings who joined us from Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.   


Come and see our water loving friends for one of their daily feeds at 10.15am or alternatively why not spend some time trying to spot these elusive creatures in the otter enclosure anytime! 


Distribution and habitat

Asia, coastal regions specifically in mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands

Conservation status*



Numbers in the wild are decreasing, but total population is unknown.


Eats mainly invertebrates such as crustaceans and molluscs

 * Classified by IUCN