Giant River Otter

Kennedy Crum


-an Amazonian giant that can reach up to six feet (1.8 meters) long

-Giant River Otters are born with totally covered with fur

- only carnivores with a fur-covered nose

- born in dens underground and learn to swim at about two months.

-very rare

-grow to be about 70 pounds

-moved to the endangered list in 2000.

-very social animals

-lives in and along the Amazon River

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Giant River Otters Swim by propelling themselves with their powerful tails and flexing their long bodies. They have webbed feet, and water repellent fur to keep them dry and warm. There nostrils and ears close when in the water.
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