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North American River Otter
Entertaining and active, otters are known for their gregarious sociability within their families.
Fish, crawfish, frogs and snakes
Managed by some agencies in the 1970s due to concern of population decline, thousands of otters were introduced in various states across the country. There continues to be some concern about habitat destruction, pollution and other threats.
- The otter is a member of the weasel family.
- Elsewhere in the world, otters have been trained to catch fish for fishermen.
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae, Lutrinae
Place of Birth
Throughout North America
20 years in zoos