Holt of Amblonyx otter

Mustelids have long, thin bodies and short legs - ideal for pushing through dense undergrowth or hunting in tunnels... More

All mustelids have long sinuous bodies, which makes them ideally adapted to semi-aquatic life... More

Long whiskers (vibrissae) growing around the muzzle are used to detect the presence of fish... More

The Eurasian otter is brown furred, with a lighter patch beneath its chin and throat... More

The Aonyx Cinerea is commonly known as Asian small-clawed otter or simply, CUTE... More

Known to South Americans as "Lobo del Rio" - the river wolf, The Giant Otter is, as its name suggests, the largest of the world's otters... More

Lutra sumatrana is the hairy-nosed otter, possibly the rarest species in the world More

Many people don't realise that the "Ring of Bright Water" was in fact about a smooth-coated otter, Mijbil... More

Welcome to Amblonyx Otter Site!

If you're looking for otters, you've come to the right place! Look, here's one:

Can you imagine anything cuter? But as well as cute, otters are fascinating animals perfectly adapted to their life as aquatic hunters. They are also important indicators of a healthy environment. A river with otters in is a healthy river! Many of the different otter species are very rare in the wild now, a terrible shame as they are truly wonderful animals.

We love otters. We've tried to create a site which combines facts and fun in equal measure. Some of the best places to start looking are: the quick guide, for some vital statistics about otters, then learn some of the more quirky facts surrounding them. We've got a gallery of photos we've taken ourselves and we've scoured the internet for other websites about otters. There's also a section on where to see them in the UK. There's lots more too - keep exploring!

If you've enjoyed your visit, please send us an email at shortclaws-at-amblonyx-dot-com to let us know or to ask any questions you like! Thank you for taking a look at otters.

Please note: we are not affiliated with any particular otter sanctuary or zoo.