Giant Otter

Giant Otter

As the name implies, these are the largest of all otter species. Like other otters, they are highly aquatic and very fast and maneuverable swimmers, enabling them to catch fish as well as manipulate sticks and rocks underwater to find treats such as crayfish.

Pteronura brasiliensis

Carnivore

South America [VIEW MAP]

Rainforests, Rivers, Wetlands

Giant otters are out and about nearly every day of the year, with the exception of our coldest days, when they usually prefer their indoor heated areas. They take long naps between bouts of playing, but usually are still visible, lying in a cuddly pile underneath of the shelters in the habitat. Check your Zoo map or ask a keeper about feeding times.

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