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North American river otter
(Lontra canadensis)
walrus
Description
They are stocky semiaquatic mammal with short legs, a muscular neck no smaller than the head, and an elongated body that is broadest at the hips. About one-third of the animal's total length consists of a long, tapered tail. Their back is brown; chin and throat are silvery. They have a long tail, thick at the base, and gradually tapering. Their bodies are protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur.
Dimensions
An average adult male weighs about 25 lb, against the female's average of 18 lb. Their body length ranges from 26 to 42 inches. The tail lengths range from 12 to 20 inches.
Diet
Their common diet consists of fish, but they also consume various amphibians, turtles, crayfish and even small mammals.
Habitat & Range
Inhabit offshore waters, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, cities, suburbs, towns, forests and woodlands. They can be found in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, Florida, Texas, California, Northwest, Eastern Canada, Western Canada and Alaska.
Conservation sta
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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