Giant Otters making a comeback in one Peruvian River

A nice article, with some great pictures, on a superb species.

This highly intelligent, deeply social, and simply charming freshwater predator almost vanished entirely due to a relentless fur trade in the 20th Century. But decades after the trade in giant river otter pelts was outlawed, the species is making a comeback—at least in well-managed protected areas. See


  1. John Fox 8 years ago

    Great photos. FWIW, there are a pair of Giant Otters at Napa Wildlife Center. They come down the creek to the lake in midafternoon, chattering away, get a couple fish and go back home. They are right in front of the lodge.

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