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North American River Otter

Lontra canadensis

NATURAL HABITAT
The North American river otter lives in lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal shorelines, marshes and estuaries.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fish, frogs, insects, crustaceans and small mammals
IN THE ZOO – Fish, meat and carrots

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Members of the weasel family
  • Have waterproof fur that protects their skin and keeps it warm and dry
  • Can dive to a depth of 60 feet
  • Enjoy sliding down muddy hills, bouncing objects
    in their paws, playing tag and wrestling