North American River Otter Lontra canadensis

North American river otters are perfectly adapted to life in the water! Their webbed feet and powerful tails act as rudders when navigating streams and lakes.

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ORIGIN:
North America

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HABITAT:
Lakes, ponds, swamps and rivers

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
11-30 lbs
Height: 2-4 ft

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DIET:
Fish, frogs, crabs and other invertebrates

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PREDATORS:
Alligators, coyotes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Strong swimming ability

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REPRODUCTION:
2-month gestation; sexually mature at 2-3 years

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
8-9 yrs in wild

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