Smooth Coated Otters
Say hello to the adorable Smooth Coated Otters!
Their home at Yorkshire Wildlife Park can be found in the Himalayan Pass along with their Red Panda neighbours
Smooth-coated otters live in a family group of breeding pairs and offspring from previous litters. They have litters of up to five pups. As its name suggests, this species of otter has fur which is shorter and smoother than other species.
In southern Bangladesh, smooth-coated otters are used for commercial fishing. They are bred in captivity, trained and used to chase fish into fishing nets.