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New family of otters at London Wetland Centre

Asian short-clawed otters are listed as a vulnerable species because of pollution, habitat loss and hunting. Credit: Alan Hewitt, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

A family of four Asian short-clawed otters has arrived at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes.

From next month, visitors will be able to watch them playing, foraging, feeding, swimming and even sleeping in their specially designed holt.

Asian short-clawed otters are the smallest species of otter in the world. Unlike most others - which tend to be solitary - they live together in family groups.