otterOrder Carnivora

Family Mustelidae

Scientific Name

Pteronura brasiliensis

Thumbnail Description

It remains active during day

Size and Weight

Total length (male) 1.5 and 1.7 m (4.9 and 5.6 ft); (female) 1 and 1.5 m (3.3 and 4.9 ft); tail 70 cm (28 in)

Weight (male) 26 and 32 kg (57 and 71 lb); (female) 22 and 26 kg (49 and 57 lb)

Physical Features

It has the shortest fur of all otter species. Giant otter has typically chocolate brown coat

Habitat

Flooded forests, marshlands

Distribution

Amazon River

Diet

Characins, catfish, snakes, crabs, small caiman

Reproduction

1 – 5

Population

1,000 – 5,000

Baby Name

Pups

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Social

Conservation Status

Endangered