Shy Otter


Deep in the forests of Borneo, lives one of the rarest species of otter: the Hairy-nosed Otter (Luthra sumatrana). It so shy that it hasn’t been spotted since 1997!

hairy nosed otter
Photo Credit: IUCN Red List

In 1997, this super shy otter went for a a midnight stroll in the forest reserve of Deramakot and got caught on camera. Such a sighting reminds us that endangered species like this can still be saved from extinction by doing things like protecting its forest home.

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