Meet Our Animals > North American River Otter
Quick Facts
Native to Marshes, streams and river mouths in Canada and the United States
Primary Diet fish, frogs, crayfish, mollusks, other invertebrates, and small mammals
Adult Weight 12 to 30 pounds
Lifespan 10 years
Status Stable

North American River Otter

Though they live on land, they are well adapted for life in rivers and streams. Built for swimming, river otters have a streamlined body, short legs with webbed feet, dense fur that keeps them warm, a tapered tail, and small ears and nostrils that can close underwater.

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