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The only Costa Rican Otter

The southern river otter (perro de agua; Lutra longicaudis) is the only otter in Costa Rica. It lives by fast-moving lowland rivers, but is infrequently seen. They are of rich brown color with whitish undersides and have a streamlined shape of an aquatic weasel.


Picture 1, Southern River Otter, Costa RicaPicture 2, Southern River Otter, Costa Rica
Picture 3, Southern River Otter, Costa RicaPicture 4, Southern River Otter, Costa Rica