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River Otter

Lontra canadensis

The river otter, a social animal with its congeners.

  • The river otter is active throughout the year. Principally nocturnal during the summer, it is rather active during the day in winter.
  • It produces musk, like other mustelids, to mark its territory.
  • It uses its long whiskers, its vibrissae, to detect its prey in water.