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Northern River Otter

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Although the legs of the Northern River Otter are quite small in comparison to the rest of their bodies they are actually very strong and powerful.
 
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Description

Latin Name: Lontra canadensis  
Distribution: North America  
 
The Northern River Otter makes its home in ponds, swamps and other slow moving bodies of water around the inlands of North America. Otters are members of the weasel family and share many physical characteristics. These otters are very good swimmers and have large tails which assist them in doing so.
 

         
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