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Neotropical Otter

(Lutra longicaudis)

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Identification:

Short-Iegged, short-haired brown mammal with whitish throat and belly; first half of tail very thick; webbed feet; 45 to 75cm (18to 30in) long, plustail. This species is listed as endangered. (Lobito del Río, Lobito de Plata, Perro de Agua).

Habitat:

Found in and around rivers and streams, countrywide; active day and night.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Neotropical Otter (Lutra longicaudis), Costa Rica