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African clawless otter
Aonyx capensis, male, Shamvura.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Aonyx
Species:
capensis
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African clawless otter range

The African clawless otter (Aonyx capensis) is a type of otter. It is also called the Cape clawless otter or groot otter. It is the largest type of otter that live in Africa. It is also the second-largest type of otter that live in freshwater. African clawless otters are found near permanent bodies of water in savannah and lowland forest areas. They found in most of sub-Saharan Africa, except for the Congo River basin and arid places.

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