Otter, River

Otter, River

Lontra canadensis

Vital Statistics

Height:

2.5 - 5 feet long

Weight:

11 - 31 lbs

Diet:

Nabraska premium feline, capelin, smelt, egg, corn on the cobb, carrots, walnuts and beets

Conservation:

Status: Least Concern

Geographic Region

Canada. the United States (with the exception of areas of southern California, New Mexico, Texas, and the Mohave desert of Nevada and Colorado), and in the delta areas of the Rio Grande and the Colorado River in Mexico

At The Zoo

World of Adaptations

Did You Know?

They are semi-aquatic mammals and excellent swimmers. They can swim up to 7 mph and stay under water for up to 8 minutes. They are also fast on land, capable of running up to 18 mph.