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North American River Otter

Lontra canadensis


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 American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. An adult river otter can weigh between 5.0 and 14 kg (11 and 31 lb). The river otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur.


This pair live at Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

So Lovely!

Shirezu 11 years ago

Thank you

Beautiful capture Shirezu,congrats and thanks for sharing

Kellyspubvista 11 years ago

Those two are Soooo Cute!

IsabellaFiers 11 years ago

Beautiful !!!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jan 25, 2013
Submitted on Jan 27, 2013

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