Den usage by Smooth-coated otters

• Habitat Type: Mangroves

• Status: Outside Protected Area

• Location: Goa, India

Two promising Smooth-coated otter(Lutrogale perspicillata) dens belonging to two different families are being studied. The field work for phase one is completed. Our team is analyzing the research data and its conservation implications.

Den site 1: This family has thirteen otters. Seven adults and six pups.

Den site 2: This is one of the first multi-season den recorded. The number and the family composition has changed across seasons.

More updates about this project will soon be available