Smooth-Coated Asian Otter
A captive smooth-coated Asian otter eats a fish it has caught while working with fishermen who use it and others to drive fish into their nets in the Khulna Division of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh, December 2006.
The Sundarbans National Park (worlds largest littoral mangrove belt, granted UNESCO World Heritage status, December 1997) in Bangladesh is one of the very few regions of the world where fishermen can still be seen using otters to help with their fishing. These fishermen, known locally as Dharia use otters to drive fish into their nets.
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