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Otter grotto
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To Celebrate Disney Parks Live Stream We Have Some “Otterly” Amazing Otter Facts!

There’s something otterly awesome happening on Disney Parks TikTok channel tomorrow! Tune in tomorrow at 9:30 am EST to get an extra special look at some of Animal Kingdom’s most adorable creatures! Disney and Otterbox have teamed up to give everyone an up-close look into the Otter Grotto at Animal Kingdom. 

Otter grotto

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These playful critters have called Animal Kingdom home since early 2019 and have thrived in their time in the specially designed habitat. Sadly, this is one of the easiest-to-miss exhibits at the Park. You’ll find it located along the path from the Tree of Life area on your way to Africa. The Grotto is home to an entire family of Asian small-clawed otters, including Luke (the alpha male), Nitnoy (the alpha female), and their triplets Raakshas (“monster”), Pintar (“smart or clever”), and Pitakee Pyaaree (“daddy’s girl”). 

Otter grotto

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You won’t want to miss the otter family on your next visit. In the meantime, Disney Parks has got you covered for your daily dose of “aww” with the TikTok live stream on their channel @DisneyParks. 

We love otters and can’t wait to see them. To bide the time, check out these facts about these adorable mammals: 

  • The Asian small-clawed otter is the smallest species of otter in the word 
  • These otters are freshwater manuals meaning they live in rivers and streams rather than the ocean like sea otters do. 
  • They can be found in China, Southeast Asia, Indonesia and the Philippines. 
  • Asian small-clawed otters are a very vocal species and have a vocabulary of at least twelve different vocalizations.
  • In the wild the otters eat primarily crustaceans and mollusks but will also eat fish, insects, amphibians and reptiles.
  • Although they live in groups, they hunt by themselves
  • Asian small-clawed otters live up to 12 years in human care, with some individuals living longer than 20 years. Lifespan in the wild is unknown.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Animal Kingdom’s expert handlers tomorrow to learn even more about these fascinating creatures! 

About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 7 year old son or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.