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Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws. Most have sharp claws on their feet, and all except the sea otter have long muscular tails. They have a very soft, insulated underfur which is protected by their outer layer of long guard hair. This traps a layer of air, and keeps them dry and warm under water.

River Otter

Giant River Otter Facts

The Giant River Otter is the largest mustelid. Giant River Otters live in shallow slow-moving rivers, marshes and forests in South America. The Giant River Otter or Giant Otter is found in north and central South America throughout the Amazon Basin.

The Giant otter has short legs and webbed toes with a flattened wide base tail that it uses for swimming and diving. Giant River Otters have a sleek coat with short dense fur. Giant Otters are brown with cream spots under their chin throat and chest. Giant River Otters can grow up to 94 inches. Giant River Otters have good vision for seeing under water.

Giant Otters are very social creatures and they form groups of 5-9, they hunt together to provide food for their young. Giant Otters are very vocal when threatened and will defend their young.

The gestation period for a Giant River Otter is 65-72 days and they give birth to 2 young at a time.

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