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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