Hairy nosed otter
The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to Southeast Asia and one of the rarest and least known otter species. Hairy-nosed Otter. Lutra sumatrana. Citation. Aadrean, A., Kanchanasaka, B., Heng, S., Reza Lubis, I., de Silva, P. & Olsson, A. Lutra sumatrana. The Hairy Nosed Otter is among the world's rarest otters, confined to SE Asia. Learn what they are, why they're endangered & what's being done to save them. Use the worksheet and quiz to check your understanding of hairy-nosed otters. Their habitat and population are topics addressed on the quiz. If you would like to review more about this animal, use. The hairy-nosed otter is easily recognizable by its hairy nose pad and white upper lip. This otter is considered a miracle otter: having been declared extinct in , this small, elusive otter was recently and with great excitement rediscovered in Vietnam,Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo and Cambodia, mostly thanks to camera trap evidence. The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to Southeast Asia and one of the rarest and least known otter species. It is threatened by loss of natural resources and poaching.