North American River Otter
Conservation Status: Least Concern
- They have short, powerful legs that help them paddle in water and gallop on land.
- The back feet are broad and webbed with fixed claws.
- Their tails help steer them as they swim through water or slide down hills.
- They rely on their senses, especially their excellent vision.
- They have thick and water-resistant fur.
Lifespan: 8 to 9 years in the wild and up to 20 in captivity.