African clawless otter, Cape clawless otter (Aonyx capensis)
Description ♂ Aonyx capensis
Afrikaans: 'n Vier jaar oue Groototter-mannetjie op die oewer van die Kawangorivier, Namibië
English: A 4 year old, male African clawless otter, on the bank of the Kavango river, Namibia
Date 23 September 2009, 08:34
Author Mark Paxton of Shamvura Camp, Namibia http://www.shamvura.com/
The African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis), also known as the Cape clawless otter or groot otter, is the second-largest freshwater species of otter. African clawless otters are found near permanent bodies of water in savannah and lowland forest areas. They range through most of sub-Saharan Africa, except for the Congo River basin and arid areas. They are characterized by partly webbed and clawless feet, from which their name is derived. Order: Carnivora, Family: Mustelidae, Subfamily: Lutrinae.