A semiaquatic mammal primarily endemic to North America, the river otter is actually a close relative of the weasel and shares many of the same habits and physical characteristics. However, it differs from weasels due to its webbed feet, powerful tail, and water-repellant fur.
Sadly, the river otter is currently experiencing population loss due to human activities. River otters are threatened by habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation, as well as being caught in fishing nets. However, their numbers have not yet diminished to the point of becoming classified as vulnerable, and they are currently considered a species of least concern by the IUCN.
Scientific Name: Lontra Canadensis
Characteristics: Did you know that a river otter’s tail makes up 40 percent of their full body length? Professionally sculpted and painted to ensure true-to-life scientific detail, this river otter toy figurine is a wealth of wildlife knowledge!
Size: 1.5 inches tall and 3 inches long, this river otter toy figurine is roughly the size of a deck of cards on its side.
The River Otter is a part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection