Asian Small-Clawed Otters Mate For Life
Humans aren’t the only animals that mate for life (or so you hope). Asian small-clawed otters also mate for life. They’re monogamous and only have one breeding partner through the breeding season, or one mate for life. In the life of an Asian small-clawed otter, both the father and the mother help raise their young, as opposed to the mother doing all the work. They may have up to two litters per year, and one to six pups in an entire litter. That’s a lot of babies! These are the smallest otters out of the 13 species. They also have a vocabulary of at least 12 calls. We’re not going to speak otter anytime soon, but researchers can get a gist of what they’re saying with their calls (Cleveland Zoo).