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Is this a common otter or smooth-coated otter?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Deer Forest, 8 Jan 2015.

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  1. Deer Forest

    Deer Forest Well-Known Member

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    Deer Forest Well-Known Member

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    Mixed exhibit with oriental small-clawed otter, Shanghai Zoo.
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  3. DDcorvus

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    Looks like a smooth-coated otter to me. The tail is too flattish for a common otter and the build is too heavy for that species
     
  4. gentle lemur

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    I agree with DDCorvus. It is also much too small for an adult Lutra lutra and its muzzle is too short.

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  5. otterpop

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    Smooth-coated Otter or a large small-clawed otter, in relation to the other three. Yes, too chunky and the head is too round to be lutra. Are there any other photos of the group? Or even a video would be a plus! The feet on the otter in the first photo are interesting. (appears to show more typical otter claws)

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  6. Deer Forest

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    Sorry, but how should I upload the video?