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river otter

a North American otter, Lutra canadensis, with brown and silver fur, native to streams and lakes in the U.S. and Canada.
Origin of river otter
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One subspecies of mountain lion and one subspecies of river otter are considered to be species of special concern.
  • The river otter is the only mammal living at the aquarium.
  • Bobcat and river otter pelts must be sealed within ten days of the close of the trapping or hunting season.
  • Common mammals found in the area include raccoon, river otter, and bottle-nosed dolphins.

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