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 http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/river-wolves-recover-in-peruvian-park-but-still-remain-threatened-inside-and-out-photos/
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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.