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 two Asian small-clawed otters, Soa and Houdini. These otters were born and raised at Taronga Zoo and became a part of the Rockhampton Zoo family in 2014. 

Come and see our water loving friends having just one of their daily feeds; visit the enclosure anyday at 2.30pm! 

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