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River Otter

Season for Viewing
active in daytime, year-round resident

Otters are well-known for their playful behavior, both on land and in the water. These are one of the larger members of the weasel family and can grow up to 50 inches in length. They are very sociable and are typically found in small groups. The diet is carnivorous, living off mostly fish and crayfish. Otters live in multiple dens created by other animals, favoring ones burrowed out along the water's edge. Delightful to watch, otters have been successfully re-introduced into northeastern Utah by state wildlife officials.

Season for Viewing
active in daytime, year-round resident
Best Areas to View
Seen along the Green River and coves of Lake Flaming Gorge
Fast Facts
Lutra canadensis, long bodied animal with short legs, thick fur and long tail. 10-30 lbs.
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