There’s a tiny mammal that’s been disappearing around the world, but now there’s a few more of them thanks to a South Coast zoo.
Three Asian small-clawed otters were born at the Santa Barbara Zoo. It’s part of a breeding program by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The otters are not listed as endangered, but their population is near that level. They are found in Southeast Asia, but the problem is they have been victims of loss of habitat, and hunting. The otters spend most of their time on land, and live in extended family groups.