7 Surprising Facts About the Giant River Otter
See what's so cool about these six-foot-long freshwater denizens.
Here are seven facts you otter know about this South American member of the Mustelidae family.
1. The first ever giant river otter cub born in Asia arrived at Wildlife Reserves Singapore just this last August, UPI reports. Dr. Cheng Wen-Huar, WRS's chief life sciences officer, was quoted as saying, "With increasing threats such as habitat destruction and poaching, captive breeding programs play a pivotal role in conserving threatened species for our future generations." You can see a newborn member of the next generation looking impossibly cute here on ZooBorns.
2. Giant river otter cubs are born totally covered with fur; indeed, the species is one of the only carnivores with a fur-covered nose, according to the