River otters' main source of food is fish, but otters are opportunists by nature and will eat a wide variety of foods. With the ability to smell concentrations of fish and their hi...
About River Otters
River otters (lontra canadensis) are semi-aquatic, freshwater mammals. They use sounds, posturing and scents to communicate to other otters: males live individually, while females and their pups live together in groups. River otters are an important part...
The North American river otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern
river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North ...
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Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts
about North American river otters.
River otters (Lutra canadensis, Fig. 1) have long, streamlined bodies, short legs,
webbed toes, and long, tapered tails—all adaptations for their mostly aquatic ...
Learn about the biology, behavior, range and conservation of the North American
North American river otters occur throughout Canada and the United States,
except for areas of southern California, New Mexico, and Texas, and the Mohave
Taxonomic Notes: River otters from North and South America were recognized as
distinct from their European river otters by Van Zyll de Jong (1987). However ...