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River Otter

SKU 291529

A semiaquatic mammal primarily endemic to North America, the river otter is actually a close relative of the weasel and shares many of the same habits and physical characteristics. However, it differs from weasels due to its webbed feet, powerful tail, and water-repellant fur.

  • Scientific Name: Lontra Canadensis
  • Characteristics: Did you know that a river otter’s tail makes up 40 percent of their full body length? Professionally sculpted and hand painted to ensure true-to-life scientific detail, this figurine is a wealth of wildlife knowledge!
  • Size and Color: River otters are always dark brown with an off-white chest and face. 1.5 inches tall and 3 inches long, this figurine is roughly the size of a deck of cards on its side.
  • The River Otter is a part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Sadly, the river otter is currently experiencing population loss due to human activities. River otters are threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation, as well as being caught in fishing nets. However, their numbers have not yet diminished to the point of becoming classified as vulnerable, and they are currently considered a species of least concern by the IUCN.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 6.8 L x 5 W x 4.5 H
    • Size in inches: 2.68 L x 1.97 W x 1.77 H
    • UPC: 095866291501
    Present Status Current numbers of river otters are stable. They live near wetlands, rivers, streams, lakes, and marine coasts in all states of the United States. Currently, river otters are being reintroduced to the Rocky Mountain region.