Southern River Otter

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A Southern River Otter is an aquatic mammal native to North America. It is one of two subspecies of the North American River Otter, which are amongst the largest in the Otter species, second to Giant Otters.

A Southern River Otter can grow up to 5ft long and weighs between 26-50lbs.

They have long slender bodies that aid their swimming abilities while webbing feet help propel them through water.

The otters hunt by chasing fish into shallow water where they can't escape then grabbing them with their teeth.

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IUCN Classification
Endangered (EN)
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Geeky Facts about the Southern River Otter

Fact 1

Although called a "river otter", it inhabits both marine and freshwater environments.

Fact 2

It is an endangered species because of poaching, water pollution, and habitat loss.

Fact 3

Southern sea otters breed and pup year-round.

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