Otter Den

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The Otter Den Aquaria KLCC is probably one of the favorite spots for all, especially during the feeding session, whereby these otters will dance for food. These Asian small-clawed otter were given by the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur.

Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates.

An otter’s den is called a holt or couch. Male otters are called dogs or boars, females are called bitches or sows, and their offspring are called pups. The collective nouns for otters are bevy, family, lodge, romp (being descriptive of their often playful nature) or, when in water, raft.

The feces of otters are typically identified by their distinctive aroma, the smell of which has been described as ranging from freshly mown hay to putrefied fish; these are known as spraints.

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