Smooth-coated otters may be few in the wild but they’re thriving in the Singaporean metropolis.
Clash of the clans: Beyond a lack of natural predators, these city otters use Singapore’s waterways as an ideal highway for moving around and for access to an abundance of fresh fish, according to BBC Earth.
Two adorable otters were caught on film casually taking a dip in the swimming pool of a condominium building in Singapore.
Japan’s continued obsession with otters has left wildlife experts concerned about the future of the species.
The overwhelming demand from Japanese customers who seek the exotic animals as pets fuel illegal otter smuggling in Asia, Inverse reports.
A wild otter previously thought to be extinct has been caught on camera on Tsushima Island, Japan.
Japan Times reported that this has been the first sighting of this particular species of wild otter in the country for at least 38 years, according to University of the Ryukyus. While the news may come off as exciting, the team is still hesitant to confidently assert that this otter is, in fact, the Japanese River Otter, which is believed to be extinct.