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Otter Education Resources

Congo Clawless Otters

Ed the Otter

Congo clawless otters not only do not have claws on their front paws, but they also have no webbing between their toes. Their fingers are very dextrous. Not very much is known about them.  They live in the Congo basin, and are specialist eaters of invertebrates especially the giant earthworms found in clearings in the rain forest.

Photo Courtesy of Nicole Duplaix