Animal Species

North American River Otter
Did you know?

River otters can swim 7 to 8 miles per hour and can stay underwater for 3 to 6 minutes!

Sponsors
Chris & Mary Fette, Edward Hobart & Deborah Tonkin, Times Publishing Company
Habitat
Rivers and lakes in North America
Size
30-40 inches long plus tail
Weight
10-25 pounds
Lifespan
Approximately 15 years
Diet
fish, frogs, crayfish, birds, eggs and mice.
Reproduction
1-5 cubs after a 3 month gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
disease, water pollution, trapping, habitat destruction