The highlight for me was the Asian small-clawed otters. On first viewing the two otters were happily dozing in a log, though one did come out for a brief wander. Dropping by a little later we found one of them highly active and vocal, letting out a "meh!" sound that struck me as a contact call. My mother and I were able to mimic the call, and the otter definitely responded as it made regular laps of its pool before coming to the side of the enclosure, giving us a look over, and calling out to us.
|Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea) - cute to the eye but not the nose|
I'm not sure how long the otters have been at the zoo. At the moment they're in a ground level display previously used for lizards and freshwater turtles. It would be nice if the zoo would create a better display for them, lifting them up a bit and also including underwater viewing.