SUPER SURPRISE THURSDAY# 34
We’re going down to the banks of the Amazon River today to meet a very special mammal on this Super Surprise Thursday! Grab your bug spray, sunglasses and cameras and let’s set out to find and meet these giant animals! (*A reader asked for more pictures- so starting today we will be posting more pics with the posts! Enjoy!)
MEET THE GIANT RIVER OTTER!
Diet: Carnivores: fish, crabs
Length/Weight: 3 ¼-6 ft/49- 71 lb
Conservation Status: Endangered
- Giant River otters are the largest of all freshwater otters.
- They have webbed feet and flat wide tails to help them swim.
- Giant river otters can close their ears and nostrils underwater.
- Their large whiskers help them find prey in murky waters.
- Giant river otters eat 6-9 lbs of food a day.
- They live in small family groups that consist of 2 parents and their offspring.
- They are very social and vocal. They use all kinds of chirps!
- Giant river otters are diurnal (active during the day).
- They live in dens on the banks of rivers.